New display to open chronicling the industrial ‘railway corridor’ [News Guardian]

Date: 27/03/2014

Stephenson Railway Musueum will this weekend launch a new permanent display that chronicles the indistrial ‘railway corridor’ from Backworth Colliery to the coal staithes on the river Tyne. All Our Stories: Our Railway in Years Gone By is a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project led by the North Tyneside Steam Railway Association (NTSRA).

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An EE Type 3 heads south towards the Tyne in 1971 with a coal train, probably from Burradon exchange sidings. The train is about to pass Earsdon Junction signal box. The flat crossing is a mineral line (the Backworth Wagonway) serving East Holywell Colliery.
Location: Earsdon Junction
Company: Seghill Railway
19/10/1971 John Furnevel
Peeking out of Backworth NCB shed, Northumberland, as one of the austerity 0-6-0STs shunts in the snow in December 1974.
Location: Backworth Colliery
Company: National Coal Board
/12/1974 Bill Roberton
A general view of Backworth (Eccles) Colliery yard as seen looking south from the B1322 road that crossed the approach lines at this point. One of the two Austerity 0-6-0ST locos that were in steam that day can be seen shunting the yard.
Location: Backworth Colliery
Company: National Coal Board
//1975 Mark Bartlett