A mile west along the Tyne from Hexham station is the site of Border Counties Junction. Here the Carlisle line continues west while the trackbed of the former Border Counties line begins to turn north towards the river (left) which it crossed en route to Riccarton [see image 9347]. The south supporting wall of the signal box that straddled the line can be seen built into the cutting in the right background.
John Furnevel [07/05/2006]
The two coaches located alongside the platform at Bellingham, seen here in November 2013, provide a tea room and exhibition space for the local heritage centre which stands off picture to the right. The old station building itself is used as offices by the local council.
John Furnevel [06/11/2013]
View north west over the former level crossing towards the old station house at Thorneyburn in November 2007. The station, on the Border Counties line between Kielder and Bellingham, opened in 1861 and closed in 1956.
John Furnevel [12/11/2007]
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