NZ3150 : Site of Fencehouses station

taken 7 years ago, near to Fence Houses, Sunderland, Great Britain

Site of Fencehouses station
Site of Fencehouses station
This was once the site of Fencehouses railway station.

The railway through Fencehouses lost its regular passenger trains in the 1960s. The line remained in use, both for freight trains and occasionally for diverted passenger trains on days when the main line through Durham and Chester-le-Street was closed for engineering work. The line became disused in around 1992.

Although no maintenance work is carried out, this railway line is still owned by Network Rail, and is being retained in case there is a need to bring it back into use in future. It would clearly need considerable work to restore the line to a useable state. At this location, the tracks are interrupted as tarmac has been laid across the site of a level crossing.

The sign to the left of the image shows that the railway formed the boundary between Tyne & Wear and County Durham.
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NZ3150, 40 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Place (from Tags)
Wearside  Fencehouses 
Near (from Tags)
Houghton-Le-Spring 
Former (from Tags)
Level Crossing 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3180 5027 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.7741N 1:30.3787W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3181 5025
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