Historical North Eastern

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Malcolm
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Re: Historical North Eastern

Post by Malcolm » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:17 pm

Swansong 2

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Re: Historical North Eastern

Post by 61070 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:33 pm

Very nice pictures again Malcolm.

Is the electric train maybe arriving at Newcastle, not leaving? - because the only signal on the splendid gantry that's in the 'off' position appears to relate to the line the train is on, and it seems to be showing a route into platform 6. Both the train and the conductor rails appear to be brand new.

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Re: Historical North Eastern

Post by Bryan » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:18 pm

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I hope the reference to this being your swansong only refers to this topic and doesn't have any deeper meaning.

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Re: Historical North Eastern

Post by redtoon1892 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:59 am

Great pics Malcolm, especially the Redheugh banker, I walked up of what remains of the Redheugh incline last week into what remains of Gateshead M.P.D. My quest to have blue plaques erected on Sir Vincent Ravens house and the former railway literary society building fell on deaf ears with Gateshead Council, they would rather erect public art ? which has no local meaning, one only has to look on the abutment of the old Redheugh bridge to see what I mean, a hideous Gormly creation..
On the subject of historical North East, Tyne Dock which was once a very important revenue earner for the N.E.R. & L.N.E.R. as well as being their outdoor photographic studio is to be finally completely filled in by a very unusual engineering process, the new Tyne Tunnel is being excavated across the river and a tube which will be the new tunnel will be lowered into the excavation on the river bed, the spoil from this excavation is to be piped down river and used as fill for the old dock, an ingenious solution for millions of tons of spoil.

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Re: Historical North Eastern

Post by 52D » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:08 am

Redtoon do you have any links to the excavation work i would be interested in a read.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.


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Re: Historical North Eastern

Post by 52D » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:37 am

Thanks Redtoon it was 52D not Malcolm. All we need now is the Newcastle avoiding line and Leamside reopening.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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Re: Historical North Eastern

Post by redtoon1892 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:36 pm

My apologies 52D, senior moment.

I had a walk up the Leamside from Pelaw to Washington the other day, amazing how fast the trees have grown between the tracks which have not been lifted apart from the stretch the thieves pinched so there may be hope. There was talk awhile ago about reopening the line but given the current turmoil in the rail industry cant see it happening for a while.

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