Washington (2nd site)

  • Description

    ".....As noted for Washington’s first station, from 1 October 1850 a new, shorter route to Gateshead (and Newcastle) via Usworth was used between Washington and Pelaw, avoiding Brockley Whins; Washington (2nd) station, on the new line about 600yd north-east of its predecessor, probably opened on the same day. The second station was a little closer to Washington village, but it was some time before any appreciable residential development reached it. When it did, the new settlement took the name ‘Washington Station’, and it had a distinctly industrial character with brickworks, a wire rope works and a large chemicals plant adjacent to the railway. Washington Chemical Works was established in 1842 and by 1900 had become the world’s largest producer of magnesia....."
  • Owner

    Disused Stations
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/w/washington_second/index.shtml
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 5 months ago
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