NZ1365 : The Wylam Wagonway

taken 9 years ago, near to Heddon-on-The-Wall, Northumberland, Great Britain

The Wylam Wagonway
The Wylam Wagonway
At one time this was the route of the road between Newcastle and Hexham, preceding both the Military Road and the A69. A waggonway linking Wylam colliery with the coal staithes at Lemington was built alongside it before 1763, one of the earliest on Tyneside. Wagons were drawn by horses along wooden rails.
Iron rails and two steam locomotives made by William Hedley, Wylam Dilly and Puffing Billy NZ1066 : 'Puffing Billy' - Welcome to Wylam road sign were in use by 1815.
George Stephenson was born by the waggonway NZ1264 : George Stephenson's cottage and went on to develop further locomotives that were to revolutionise railways for passenger transport.
The waggonway is now part of Hadrian's Way path, which turns right at this signpost, and a national cycle route.
There is a brief history of the waggonway here LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 28 October, 2009
Railway (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1341 6552 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.0460N 1:47.5192W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1345 6554
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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