Melkridge Sidings (1991-2000)
Opened on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway.
These sidings were a loading location for the opencast mine at Plenmeller, to the south. A conveyor system, around a mile and a half long, crossed the River South Tyne and passed through a tunnel to reach the opencast site on Plenmeller Common.
The opencast site has been largely landscaped. The sidings remain, out of use.
Bishopside Halt Milk Platform
Haydon Bridge [1st]
Other railway and industry locations
Langley Lead Works
Poltross Burn Viaduct
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