The panorama at the east end of Newcastle Central Station from the Castle, with the 'North Briton' express leaving for Edinburgh

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    "View westward from the Castle Keep over the celebrated, complex crossing of the main lines to the north with those to the east and south over the High Level Bridge, controlled by Newcastle No. 1 Box. This is a major junction, further complicated by including third-rail electrified lines, on the ex-North Eastern section of the East Coast Main Line to Edinburgh. The 'North Briton' (09.30 York - Edinburgh) is leaving with a fresh A1 Pacific (No. 60150 'Willbrook') from Platform 10, indicating that it had arrived over the High Level Bridge and reversed here. The lines passing to the left of the signalbox and station are the Up and Down Goods lines. The six lines to the right became four through Manors, where the electrified lines to Tynemouth via Gosforth turned off; the lines to the left to Gateshead, Sunderland etc. became three over the High Level Bridge. The road underneath is St Nicholas Street. It was all a train-watcher's paradise." Photo by Ben Brooksbank, 1954, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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    Geograph.org.uk
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    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2260204
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 6 months ago
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