Electric Locomotives at St Hilda Sidings

  • Description

    "Till 1989 spoil from Westoe Colliery was taken by rail to staithes on the river Tyne. This was part of much wider electric rail system that once existed but which by the late 1980's only covered the final section via a very low tunnel that linked St Hilda siding with Harton Low staithes on the river and which diesel locomotives could not use. In 1989 the entire operation was converted to a conveyor belt and this photo was taken on the final day of rail operation when No12 and No13 were at ST Hilda's although only No13 was in use" Photo by Ian Robinson, 1989.
  • Owner

    Ian Robinson
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1675949
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 3 months ago
    Viewed: 760 times
    Picture Taken: 1989-07-19
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