Border Counties Junction (1858-1958)
Opened on the Border Counties Railway.
Opened on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway.
Opened on the Hexham and Allendale Railway.
This was the junction between the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway (opened here in 1836), the Border Counties Railway (opened here in 1858) and the Hexham and Allendale Railway (opened here in 1867. All three of these lines were opened in portions.
The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway was double track, the two branches single track. Both later lines joined allowing approach from Hexham, to the east. The Border Counties line started with a double track and immediately reduced to a single track to cross the Tyne Viaduct [Border Counties] as it ran north. The Allendale line started from immediately to the west of the first connection and also reduced to a single line. This ran parallel and on the south side of the double track main line for a quarter of a mile before parting and running west and then south west.
The junction was crossed by a gantry signal box. This was replaced with a new box slightly further east, just beyond the junction, on the south side of the line.
The Allendale line closed in 1950 and the Border Counties in 1958, partly due to the condition of the viaduct over the Tyne.
Today there is no junction here. The piers of the viaduct can eb seen to the north.
Haydon Bridge [1st]
Other railway and industry locations
Border Counties Junction
Tyne Viaduct [Border Counties]
Acomb Colliery Junction [1st]
Acomb Colliery Coke Ovens
Acomb Colliery Junction [2nd]
Howford Brick and Tile Works
Fourstones Colliery and Lime Works
Black Pasture Quarry
Glen due Quarry
Brunton Lime Works
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|/ /1867||Hexham and Allendale Railway|
Opened from Border Counties Junction (Hexham) to Langley.
|15/10/1956||Border Counties Railway|
Riccarton Junction to Hexham (Border Counties Junction) closed to passengers.
|01/09/1958||Border Counties Railway|
Reedsmouth (excluded) to Border Counties Junction closed to freight.
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