Tyne and Wear HER(3898): Birtley, Bowes Railway, Black Fell Engine House

  • Description

    "An engine house on the Pontop and Jarrow Railway (Bowes). The original engine was provided by Thomas Murray of Chester-le-Street in an engine house built around 1840, following the decision to extend the railway to Kibblesworth Colliery. In 1853 the track was doubled to increase coal production and improve capacity. The machinery in the hauler house was expanded with a second cylinder and rope. The rope went out of the back of the building and around a large vertical return wheel 20m to the east. The rope returned underground to the far side of the kip where it was attached to the loaded wagons......The Murray engine was replaced by a new one by Robey & Co. in 1913 and a new hauler house was built....."
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  • Further information

    Link: http://twsitelines.info/SMR/3898
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 2 months ago
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