NZ3150 : Site of level crossing, Fencehouses

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

Site of level crossing, Fencehouses
Site of level crossing, Fencehouses
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. Although much of the track is intact, here at Fencehouses it has been covered over with tarmac at the site of a level crossing.

The railway route is also the border between Tyne & Wear (this side of the crossing) and County Durham (on the far side). The blue sign just beyond the crossing is the sign for County Durham.
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Wearside  Fencehouses 
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Former (from Tags)
Level Crossing 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 318 502 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.7632N 1:30.3601W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 318 502
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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County Boundary  Boundary (County)  Level Crossing (Site Of) 

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