NZ3146 : Site of Leamside station, 2002

taken 16 years ago, near to West Rainton, County Durham, Great Britain

Site of Leamside station, 2002
Site of Leamside station, 2002
View southward, towards Durham and Ferryhill: ex-NER (Newcastle-Washington/Sunderland - Pelaw - Ferryhill/Durham) loop line. As evidenced by the greenery on the track, the double track 'Leamside Line' had been mothballed since 1991, having been maintained as diversionary line for the ECML to Newcastle via Chester-le-Street: it was in fact the main line until 1872. Many collieries connected with it and much freight passed here in former years before coal-mining ended in the 1980s. Leamside station was closed 5/10/53, passenger services for Newcastle having ceased between Ferryhill and Washington via Penshaw from 28/7/41 and on to Pelaw from 9/9/63 and Durham - Penshaw 4/5/64. In recent years, various plans have been put forward for reopening the Leamside Line, but so far none has come to fruition, see LinkExternal link line .
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 June, 2002   (more nearby)
Friday, 11 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Railways  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 314 464 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:48.7213N 1:30.7491W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 314 464
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Leamside Line  Mothballed Railway  Site of Former Railway Station  NER Line 

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