NZ3154 : Former railway viaduct near Washington

taken 8 years ago, near to Shiney Row, Sunderland, England

Former railway viaduct near Washington
Former railway viaduct near Washington
This view looks along a viaduct which used to carry a railway across the River Wear. For a view of the viaduct spanning the river, check this image: NZ3154 : River Wear near Washington

This viaduct was on the original route of the railway line between London and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, opened in 1838. Although the main line was rerouted via Durham in 1872, this line continued in use until 1964 for passenger trains, and 1991 for freight.

The tracks have now been lifted, but the ballast remains.

In the distance, to the left, is the Penshaw Monument.

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Railway Line between London and Newcastle-upon-Tyne [6] · River Wear Near Washington [5] ·
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NZ3154, 47 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Malc McDonald   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 29 October, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 7 November, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3188 5460 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.1084N 1:30.2753W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3187 5460
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Image Type (about): geograph 
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