NZ0685 : Another bridge on the defunct 'Wannie Line'

taken 5 years ago, near to Middleton, Northumberland, Great Britain

Another bridge on the defunct 'Wannie Line'
Another bridge on the defunct 'Wannie Line'
At Middleton, two miles east of the junction at Scot's Gap.
'Wannie Line' Railway :: NZ0386

The Wansbeck Railway, known locally as the 'Wannie Line', runs West from Scots Gap to Reedsmouth. In 1859 the Wansbeck Railway obtained powers to build a line between Morpeth and Reedsmouth and the east section of this line between Morpeth and Scots Gap opened on 23rd July 1862. The western end of the Wansbeck Railway had opened between Scots Gap and Knowesgate on 7th July 1864, finally reaching Reedsmouth on 1st May 1865.

From 1863 it was part of the North British Railway and in 1923 merged with the London and North Eastern Railway.

The station at Scots Gap was opened in 1862, but renamed Scotsgap in October 1903. In September 1952 passenger services were withdrawn from the line, and the goods service from much of the line in November 1963. The line was closed completely in October 1966.

The station site is now occupied by Robson & Cowan agricultural merchants.

Wikipedia: LinkExternal link
Disused Stations - Scot's Gap & Rothbury Branch: LinkExternal link

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Thursday, 30 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Friday, 1 July, 2016
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Lowlands  Roads, Road transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0654 8512 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:9.6218N 1:53.9337W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 06541 85126
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