2014

NZ1151 : C2C at Leadgate

taken 10 years ago, near to Leadgate, County Durham, England

C2C at Leadgate
C2C at Leadgate
The old Stanhope and Tyne railway (also known at one point in its history as the Pontop and South Shields Railway) was built to supply the Consett Ironworks with raw material, with a link to the coast. This section of the line was one of the oldest in the country, built in 1834. The track was lifted by 1985.

The trackbed has now been converted to form the Consett and Sunderland path (part of the famous C2C cycle route, National Cycle Network route 7). The bridge carries the Leadgate By-pass (A692, Castleside to Chester-le-Street) road.

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Geographical Context: Paths Roads, Road transport Railways other tags: Main Road National Cycle Network Cycle Path Disused Railway Footpath Bridge Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Leadgate [7] · C2C [3] · Consett and Sunderland Path [3] · Old Bridge [3] ·
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NZ1151, 48 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Oliver Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 28 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 4 March, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1199 5157 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:51.5267N 1:48.8851W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 11926 51559
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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