NZ1465 : Track east of Heddon Haughs Farm

taken 8 years ago, near to Ryton, Gateshead, Great Britain

Track east of Heddon Haughs Farm
Track east of Heddon Haughs Farm
The track runs parallel to the Wylam Waggonway (left), now a footpath and cycle-way, and is used for farm access. It was formerly the track bed of a colliery line from Heddon Margaret Colliery running alongside the loop railway from Scotswood to North Wylam. At Heddon on the Wall Railway Station NZ1465 : Wylam Waggonway, site of Heddon on the Wall Station the Colliery line ran behind the up (Newcastle) platform.
Heddon on the Wall Railway Station (disused)

The railway loop from North Wylam to Scotswood was built by the Scotswood, Newburn & Wylam Railway & Dock Company mainly on the line of the former Wylam Waggonway but it was worked from the outset by the North Eastern Railway. The loop was joined to the Newcastle to Carlisle Railway at Scotswood in the east, and in the west after crossing the River Tyne on the still extant Hagg Bank Bridge. The Station opened in July 1881, five years after the line. Although close to Heddon Colliery, it was not particularly convenient for the village as it was about 1 mile distant down a very steep lane.

The platforms at the station were staggered. The down platform (to North Wylam) on the south side of the line, west of the road crossing, and the up platform (to Newcastle), on the left east of the road crossing.

The up platform had two adjoining wooden buildings, both typical of the style used by the North Eastern Railway. The smaller western building was a waiting shed; the larger one contained the booking office and a further waiting room. There was a third waiting shed on the down platform. A Colliery waggonway, north of the running lines, was slewed north of the up platform.

The Station closed in 1958 and was completely demolished by 1963. The former railway line is now a footpath and cycle-way known as the Wylam Waggonway. The former Station Master's House, south of the waggonway is all that remains of the station buildings.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 27 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Railways  Derelict, Disused  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1456 6554 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.0549N 1:46.4410W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1460 6553
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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