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felling station photo

Post by hope » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:40 am

Hi everyone, I'm a new user looking for any photo's (or links to photo's) of the old victorian station which used to stand at felling, tyne & wear, opposite the brandling station, which was demolished around the late 60's (I think), this is for a new model rail project I'm working on at the moment, I can remember the station from my childhood days then it seemed to dissapear to make way for a small modern metro station, I would be grateful for any photo's, links or info, many thanks.

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Re: felling station photo

Post by third-rail » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:01 pm

should be a picture, believe its grade 1 listed building and still extant
will look further when i get back in

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Re: felling station photo

Post by third-rail » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:30 pm

you should be looking for brandling station
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Re: felling station photo

Post by Malcolm » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:40 pm

Hope,

I have only one picture in my collection, but I don't know if this is the station you are looking for.
However, for all you others, as I was looking on the web to see if I could find any more I came across this amazing picture of the accident at Felling on 26th March, 1907. This is the best resolution I can get, but just look at the coaching stock!!! Tried to find any details on the Railways Archive site, but they have no documents. All I know is that were two fatalities.

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Re: felling station photo

Post by hope » Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:21 pm

Thanks for the response from everyone but the station I remember was opposite the Brandling station, access was from sunderland road down a dark covered ramp at the start of the footbridge, the station itself was larger than the brandling with covered platforms on both sides of the station building, waiting rooms, toilets & booking office.

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Re: felling station photo

Post by 52A » Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:40 pm

The accident was caused by buckled rails and a jobsworth signalman. The buckles were observed by a deaf and dumb man who managed to persuade a steam roller driver working nearby to come and look at the problem. The steam roller driver ran to the signalbox to tell the signalman to put the signals to danger but he refused to delay the trains. Moments later class R 4-4-0 725 with the 08.35 from Liverpool derailed killing 2 passengers and seriously injuring 6 others.

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Re: felling station photo

Post by redtoon1892 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:27 pm

The station still stands very much the same as in the submitted pic albeit a little more vandalised. It was bought a few years ago in an ill conceived scheme to turn it into a restaurant, a new hideous but functional footbridge to the Metro station now virtually hides the structure when approaching from the Newcastle direction.
A pic does exist of it in its hey day with the platforms and annexe buildings showing but I cannot remember where I have seen it.
The original stairs to the station footbridge was one of my spotting places in the 50s.
This whole area is up for regeneration which has started with the demolishing of the equally hideous Carlilse Street flats, the old John Pit remains will also disappear, I am not sure how this old building will fit into the scheme if at all as it surprisingly does not appear to be on Gatesheads listed buildings document.

http://online.gateshead.gov.uk/docushar ... ldings.doc
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Re: felling station photo

Post by MikeWilliams » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:10 am

52A,
Do you know anything more about the accident? The carriages are LNWR lavatory stock, so was the NER loco on that train, or was another train involved?
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Re: felling station photo

Post by Bill Bedford » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:47 am

MikeWilliams wrote:52A,
Do you know anything more about the accident? The carriages are LNWR lavatory stock, so was the NER loco on that train, or was another train involved?
It was a Liverpool-Newcastle, which ran with LNWR and NER stock on alternate days. There was also a similar L&Y/NER Liverpool-Newcastle train.

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Re: felling station photo

Post by stembok » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:54 am

Accident at Felling 26/3/1907: The train was the 10.52am Leeds -Newcastle, a through train (08.35?)from Liverpool formed of LNWR stock. The facts of the accident are as related in the post by 52A.

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Re: felling station photo

Post by Malcolm » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:16 pm

Another one of the 1907 accident. Again, sorry about the quality.

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