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Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Wansbeck Railway.


This was the summit of the Wansbeck Railway, a remote spot between Woodburn and Knowesgate. On the north side of the line was a railway cottage, divided into two houses.

There were no sidings here and the cottages do not date from the line opening.

The railway cottage remains in use as a private house.



External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

News items

10/06/2023Snowdon Mountain Railway trains return to summit for first time since pandemic [Metro]
25/11/2022Transport community support campaign to end violence against women and girls [Network Rail]
11/07/2022New service to support UKs automotive industry by moving 315kt of aggregate by rail [GB Railfreight]
10/03/2022Carmont Rail accident Report [RMT]
12/11/2021Protester climbs on top of train to Drax power station [BBC News]
11/11/2021180 years of history: One of the worlds oldest railway tunnels gets a facelift [Railway Technology]
11/11/2021Drive to net zero in freight industry highlighted during COP26 [Herald Scotland]
29/10/2021COP26: Security staff prevent Network Rail engineers from inspecting track flooding beside conference venue [Scotsman]
27/10/2021Pioneering 'green' train pulls in to Lanarkshire ahead of COP26 summit [Daily Record]
26/10/2021No 'plan B' in place if Glasgow's transport system collapses during COP26 summit [Glasgow Live]


Ephemeral Flash: Public Transport in and Around the Upper Wansbeck Valley

Memories: Reflections of Wansbeck

North British Railway in Northumberland, The

North British Railway, Vol. 1 (Standard Railway History)

North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)

North Eastern Highways And By-Ways Of Steam - DVD - Transport Video Publishing

Remember The Wannie Line - The Wansbeck Valley Railway 1865-1966 [VHS]

Wanderings Along the River Wansbeck: From Fourlaws to Cambois

Wannie Line - Northumberland's Best Loved Branch Line [DVD]