NZ2125 : Brussleton Incline

near to Shildon, County Durham, Great Britain

Brussleton Incline.
Brussleton Incline.
The first rail of the Darlington and Stockton Railway was laid on the 23rd day of May 1822, and opened on the 27th September 1825. Its nearest direct communication with the Wear Valley up to 1844, was Black Boy Colliery. The old railway by which the coal was conveyed from Etherley and Witton Park collieries to the main line at Shildon,was worked by ropes from two stationary engines - one on the top of Brussleton Old Incline, and the other in Etherley The former worked the communication betwixt Shildon and St.Helens Auckland ; the latter, between St.Helens Auckland and Witton Park. The Brussleton Incline was abandoned in 1856 when the line linking West Auckland to Shildon Tunnel was opened in 1859.(In the middle is the Engine House; and Engineman's House)
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