NZ3855 : Hetton Colliery Railway

taken 3 years ago, near to Sunderland, Great Britain

Hetton Colliery Railway
Hetton Colliery Railway
The trackbed of a historic railway line, built in 1822 (Engineer: George Stephenson) and the first designed for steam locomotives from the start. It predates Stockton and Darlington. Now mostly a path, it is notable for its hilly course with numerous inclines. The last bit of the track was lifted in 1960.

There is no sign of the railway's historic significance on the ground.

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NZ3855, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 August, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
National Cycle Network (from Tags)
Route 70  Route1 
Railway (from Tags)
Hetton Colliery 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3846 5544 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.5336N 1:24.1149W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3849 5548
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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George Stephenson 

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