NZ1465 : 'Station House', Heddon Haughs

taken 6 years ago, near to Ryton, Gateshead, Great Britain

'Station House', Heddon Haughs
'Station House', Heddon Haughs
Although much altered and extended, Station House is the former Station Master's House for Heddon on the Wall Railway Station. It is located just south of the farm and Wylam Waggonway at the termination of Station Road below Heddon on the Wall village.
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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Saturday, 26 January, 2013   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 27 January, 2013
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Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Housing, Dwellings  Railways 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1443 6554 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.0551N 1:46.5628W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1447 6555
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