NZ3848 : Hawthorn/Ryehope Way

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

Hawthorn/Ryehope Way
Hawthorn/Ryehope Way
View from the overbridge at Haverley House.
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.

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Passenger services were withdrawn in 1952.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.

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Geographical Context: Energy infrastructure Paths Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening Railways Railway: North Eastern Railway Durham and Sunderland National Cycle Network: Route1 other tags: Wind Turbine Cutting Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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NZ3848, 13 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Richard Webb   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 15 August, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3889 4883 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:49.9678N 1:23.7660W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3895 4885
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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