Westoe

NCB Westoe, South Shields, in the summer of 1983, with German built electric locomotive no 9 taking a rake of wagons past a Barclay diesel standing in the yard. Westoe Colliery, once the Jewel in the Crown of the Harton Coal Company, eventually closed in 1993, the last operational pit on Tyneside. Locomotive No 9 (AEG 1565 of 1913) is now preserved on the Tanfield Railway.

Location: Westoe

Company: Harton Coal Company

Photographer: Colin Alexander

Make contact: Colin Alexander

Date: 1983

Image number: 20167


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