NZ3146 : Site of Leamside station

near to West Rainton, County Durham, Great Britain

Site of Leamside station
Site of Leamside station
There is little sign now of the railway station which once occupied this site.

The railway line through Leamside formed part of the original railway route from London to Edinburgh. Long distance trains were diverted onto current route through Durham, which is more direct, when that line opened in 1872.

Local passenger trains continued to run on the line through Leamside until the 1960s, although Leamside station closed in 1953. The line was also busy with freight and was also a useful diversion route for express trains at times when the main line via Durham was closed for engineering work.

The railway line fell into disuse in around 1992. It is currently "mothballed" - still owned by Network Rail, in case it is needed to be brought back into use in the future, but not currently maintained.
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Sunday, 28 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 2 September, 2011
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Railways  Derelict, Disused 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3137 4657 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:48.7808N 1:30.8044W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3138 4659
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