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Durham Junction Railway

Durham Junction Railway was formed in 1834 to build a railway for transporting coal from Moorsley (near Houghton-le-Spring) and Hartlepool Dock & Railway to the River Tyne at Gateshead. The Victoria Viaduct was built to cross the River Wear and the line was opened to mineral traffic on the 24th of August 1838. In 1840 the company was taken over by the Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway.

Railway 1838 Victoria Viaduct
Victoria Viaduct
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Victoria Viaduct
- Overview About the Victoria Viaduct Map Victoria Bridge is a 810 ft long rail viaduct over the River Wear near Fatfield, Washington.  It was built for the Durham Junction Railway and opened …
Woodcut of construction of the "Victoria bridge"
- From "The Local Historian's Table Book of remarkable occurrences...: Historical division, vol. V (1846)" Public domain image c/o Wikimedia Commons.

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