NZ3269 : Tyne & Wear Metro test track

taken 41 years ago, near to New York, North Tyneside, Great Britain

Tyne & Wear Metro test track
Tyne & Wear Metro test track
The Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Executive pioneered the use of modern light rail in Britain when they built their Metro system, which was converted from unwanted ex-British Rail lines, connected by tunnels under central Newcastle. When the first car, No 4001, arrived, it had to be tested, so a special test track was laid out at Backworth where this could be done. Here No 4001 is seen in the distance on the Backworth test track, in 1976. It would be another four years before the first part of the Metro was opened to the public.
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 August, 1976   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 23 September, 2009
Category
Railway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 322 692 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:1.0000N 1:29.8028W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 322 692
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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