Hamsterley Viaduct

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    Derwent Valley Railway The Derwent Valley Railway was opened in 1867 after three years hard building work. Four viaducts were constructed and a deep, 800 metres long cutting was dug near Rowlands Gill. Stations were built at Shotley Bridge, Ebchester, High Westwood, Lintz Green, Rowlands Gill and Swalwell. At its peak the railway was carrying over half a millionpassengers a yearwithregulargoods traffic of timber,bricks and coal toNewcastle and iron ore to Consett. As road traffic became more efficient the service declined until the line finally closed in 1962. The railway is commemorated in the Geordie folk song about an ill-fated train journey fromRowlands Gill, 'Wor Nanny's aMazer'. source: http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Leisure" >www.gateshead.gov.uk/Leisure and Culture/countryside/sites/derwent.aspx
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/22664790@N02/3470938101/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 1 month ago
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