Former railway viaduct near Washington

  • Description

    "This view looks along a viaduct which used to carry a railway across the River Wear. For a view of the viaduct spanning the river, check this image: [[5182890]] This viaduct was on the original route of the railway line between London and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, opened in 1838. Although the main line was rerouted via Durham in 1872, this line continued in use until 1964 for passenger trains, and 1991 for freight. The tracks have now been lifted, but the ballast remains. In the distance, to the left, is the Penshaw Monument." Photo by Malc McDonald, 2016.
  • Owner

    Malc McDonald
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5185478
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Splat
    Last modified: 6 years, 9 months ago
    Viewed: 625 times
    Picture Taken: 2016-10-29
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