Westoe Lane station, South Shields & Whitburn Colliery Railway, 1953

  • Description

    "The view is westward, towards Tyne Dock and Whitburn Junction. In the opposite direction ran the S.S. & W.C. Railway to Whitburn Colliery, which closed five months later on 23/11/53 along with this station, also the line from Westoe Colliery which lasted until 1993. Ahead the lines were goods only, but electrified, conveying the mineral traffic to Tyne Dock staithes or onto the ex-NER lines. (See also http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3783569)." Photo by Ben Brooksbank, 1953.
  • Owner

    Ben Brooksbank
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2043788
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 7 years ago
    Viewed: 1138 times
    Picture Taken: 1953-06-28
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