2016

NZ3849 : Seaton Bank

taken 8 years ago, near to Seaton, County Durham, England

Seaton Bank
Seaton Bank
A steep incline on the Durham and Sunderland Railway.
Durham and Sunderland Railway

The railway was opened in 1836 and was for twenty years cable hauled by fixed engines. At the time of construction it was believed that the gradients would be too much for locomotives and the engineers chose to build the line with steep gradients. When taken over the North Eastern Railway in the 1850s technology had long since moved on and the route was locomotive operated until final closure in 1991 when Murton Colliery closed.

Passenger services were withdrawn in 1952.

The steepness of the line up to Murton was one of the sharpest gradients on the railway network and used for locomotive trials.

Hawthorn/Ryhope Way :: NZ3950

A path using the trackbed of the Durham and Sunderland Railway. It is part of the National Cycle Network (Route 1) and has mostly a whindust surface.


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NZ3849, 10 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Richard Webb   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 15 August, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3897 4902 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.0699N 1:23.6897W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3899 4904
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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