NZ3146 : Disused railway, Leamside

taken 7 years ago, near to West Rainton, County Durham, Great Britain

Disused railway, Leamside
Disused railway, Leamside
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, while the line was also busy with freight. It 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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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 2 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Place (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3139 4664 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:48.8185N 1:30.7853W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3138 4661
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Disused Railway  Railway Tracks (Disused)  Railway (Disused) 

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