Heddon on the Wall Railway Station (disused) :: Shared Description

The railway loop from North Wylam to Scotswood was built by the Scotswood, Newburn & Wylam Railway & Dock Company mainly on the line of the former Wylam Waggonway but it was worked from the outset by the North Eastern Railway. The loop was joined to the Newcastle to Carlisle Railway at Scotswood in the east, and in the west after crossing the River Tyne on the still extant Hagg Bank Bridge. The Station opened in July 1881, five years after the line. Although close to Heddon Colliery, it was not particularly convenient for the village as it was about 1 mile distant down a very steep lane.

The platforms at the station were staggered. The down platform (to North Wylam) on the south side of the line, west of the road crossing, and the up platform (to Newcastle), on the left east of the road crossing.

The up platform had two adjoining wooden buildings, both typical of the style used by the North Eastern Railway. The smaller western building was a waiting shed; the larger one contained the booking office and a further waiting room. There was a third waiting shed on the down platform. A Colliery waggonway, north of the running lines, was slewed north of the up platform.

The Station closed in 1958 and was completely demolished by 1963. The former railway line is now a footpath and cycle-way known as the Wylam Waggonway. The former Station Master's House, south of the waggonway is all that remains of the station buildings.

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by Andrew Curtis
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NZ1465 : Track east of Heddon Haughs Farm by Andrew Curtis
NZ1465 : Wylam Waggonway, east of Heddon on the Wall Railway Station by Andrew Curtis
NZ1465 : River Tyne Tide Stone & Heddon Haugh Farm by Andrew Curtis
NZ1465 : Track east of Heddon Haughs Farm by Andrew Curtis
NZ1465 : 'Station House', Heddon Haughs by Andrew Curtis
NZ1465 : Wylam Waggonway, site of Heddon on the Wall Station by Andrew Curtis
NZ1465 : Wylam Waggonway, approaching the site of Heddon on the Wall Station by Andrew Curtis


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Created: Sun, 27 Jan 2013, Updated: Sun, 27 Jan 2013

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