Tyne and Wear HER(2427): South Shields, Ballast Railway/Harton Coal Company Railway

  • Description

    "A Ballast Railway from St. Hilda's Colliery (HER ref. 2355) to a ballast hill on The Bents (HER ref. 2452). The western end of this line was at Cooksons/Swinburne's Glassworks (HER ref. 2340) which it reached via a tunnel. A wagonway was built c.1832 with a stationary steam engine working the lower section and horses working the upper section.....It became part of the electrified Harton Railway in 1908, having been extended to the new Harton Low Staiths (HER ref. 2456) in 1904, and worked until 1989..."
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.twsitelines.info/SMR/2427
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 2 months ago
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