1954

NZ2463 : The panorama at the east end of Newcastle Central Station from the Castle, with the 'North Briton' express leaving for Edinburgh

taken 70 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

The panorama at the east end of Newcastle Central Station from the Castle, with the 'North Briton' express leaving for Edinburgh
The panorama at the east end of Newcastle Central Station from the Castle, with the 'North Briton' express leaving for Edinburgh
View westward from the Castle Keep over the celebrated, complex crossing of the main lines to the north with those to the east and south over the High Level Bridge, controlled by Newcastle No. 1 Box. This is a major junction, further complicated by including third-rail electrified lines, on the ex-North Eastern section of the East Coast Main Line to Edinburgh. The 'North Briton' (09.30 York - Edinburgh) is leaving with a fresh A1 Pacific (No. 60150 'Willbrook') from Platform 10, indicating that it had arrived over the High Level Bridge and reversed here. The lines passing to the left of the signalbox and station are the Up and Down Goods lines. The six lines to the right became four through Manors, where the electrified lines to Tynemouth via Gosforth turned off; the lines to the left to Gateshead, Sunderland etc. became three over the High Level Bridge. The road underneath is St Nicholas Street. It was all a train-watcher's paradise.

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NZ2463, 1552 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Ben Brooksbank   (more nearby)
Date Taken
12 June 1954   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 6 February, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 249 638 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1246N 1:36.7273W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 249 638
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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