Country Railway Routes

Consett to South Shields

via Beamish

by Roger Darsley

The Consett to South Shields line was built in 1834 as a coal railway. Even when the early inclines were replaced by deviations, the gradients were severe. Iron ore trains storming the banks to Consett attracted many enthusiasts. Beamish is now the site of a major open-air museum reliving the achievements of the North East.

Book Details

Author
Roger Darsley
Editor
Vic Mitchell
Series
Country Railway Routes
Publisher
Middleton Press Ltd
Published
01 July 2009
Reprinted
10 December 2016
ISBN
9781906008574
Language
English
Format
Hardback
Dimensions
240 x 174 mm
Weight
480g
General
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Consett Steel Works 1-4
Consett North Junction 5-8
Consett (1862-1867) site 7-8
Templeton 9-18
Consett 19-23
Medomsley Branch 24-25
Leadgate 26-28
South Medomsley Colliery 30
Annfield Plain 31-36
Shield Row 39-40
Beamish 41-45
Beamish Museum 46-48
Beamish Railway 49-52
Pelton 53-55
Stanley Incline 56
Pelton Level 57-58
Grange Villa coal washery 59
Handen Hold coal washery 59
Waldridge Incline 60-63
Stella Gill 64-67
South Pelaw Colliery 66
South Pelaw 68-72
Washington 75-77
Boldon 79-80
Boldon Colliery 81
Brockley Whins 82-87
Green Lane Junction 87
Tyne Dock Shed 88-93
Port of Tyne 94-109
Tyne Dock 110-113
Chichester (South Shields) 114-116
South Shields 117-120