Riverside Line (North Tyneside) photos ?

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Riverside Line (North Tyneside) photos ?

Post by Phil K » Fri May 28, 2010 1:58 pm

I drive Metros on the adjacent line, and would like pics of the old Riverside line and stations. Managed to find a couple of Carville pics, would love more, esp Walker station, and the various lines there.

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Post by Trestrol » Fri May 28, 2010 2:42 pm

Have you a copy of Suburban railways of Tyneside by Alan Young? Lots of pictures of the North Tyne Loop and the Riverside .

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Post by Phil K » Fri May 28, 2010 2:51 pm

TRESTROL wrote:Have you a copy of Suburban railways of Tyneside by Alan Young? Lots of pictures of the North Tyne Loop and the Riverside .
Nope. I'll follow that up. Ironically, my minder driver when I started driving metros 20 years ago was a bloke called....Alan Young. Hows that for irony, eh ?
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Someone else mentioned Willington Viaduct. I have no worries driving over that at all, but there was i gather a smaller viaduct going over the Rope works towards Willington Quay. I'd LOVE a pic of that !

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Re: Riverside Line (North Tyneside) photos ?

Post by Percy Main » Fri May 28, 2010 4:35 pm

There is much more here: http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/sites.shtml

Click on individual station names for Alan Young's photos and reports.

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Post by third-rail » Fri May 28, 2010 5:26 pm

try the sine project there is pictures on that and of stations,and can you tell us anything more about the buried electric unit(s) at gosforth car sheds the one with the asbestos in it

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Post by Phil K » Fri May 28, 2010 6:23 pm

third-rail wrote:try the sine project there is pictures on that and of stations,and can you tell us anything more about the buried electric unit(s) at gosforth car sheds the one with the asbestos in it
Didn't know there was any buried electric units, as per asbestos, there was just a couple of months back a company involved in getting asbestos out. Seemed to be mainly the maintenance area, and the centre path of the depot. Suited up workers and sealed off area of work.

As for the two recommended sites, yeah. Visited them. Actually used to do a bit of walking along the old line, now a cycle track. Problem was too many peabrains with dogs off the leash, gangs of moronic teen thugs (had a bottle thrown at me once while walking past ! Plastic yes, but the spiteful unnecessarity of it is typical of "these days") and hidey holes for druggies. Sad, but typical Britain 2010.

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Post by TANFIELD » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:39 pm

Riverside Branch photos from various sources including my own.
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Byker(12.1979)2.jpg
The Riverside Branch Junction on the ECML about a mile east of Newcastle Stn. Old Byker Stn platforms can be seen just after the junction.
Byker Station(3.1978)11.jpg
Byker station opened in 1884 and closed in 1954 close to the Shields Road.
Byker (Riverside).jpg
Class 37 on the branch pick up goods at Byker. The famous Byker Wall can be seen to the upper right of the picture. 1979.
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Post by TANFIELD » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:48 pm

Riverside Branch photos from various sources including my own.
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St Peter Dist.jpg
Splendid NER slotted post St Peters Distant signal still complete with phone, spectacles and post cap 1985
ST_Peters(3.1972)3.jpg
St Peters Station looking east. Viewed 1972
walker(july1973)1.jpg
Walker Station opened 1879 and closed in 1973, originally called Low Walker.

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Post by TANFIELD » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:24 pm

Riverside Branch photos from various sources including my own.
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carville_01.jpg
Carville Station opened in 1891 and closed in 1973 off Hadrian Road.
willington-quay_02.jpg
Willington Quay Stn, buildings obscured by the footbridge opened 1879 and closed 1973.
Percy Main Station 1976.jpg
Percy Main Station in 1976 looking West. The B&T line is joining the Tynemouth route just beyond the signalbox. The Riverside route merged behind the photographer. Thanks to "3rd rail" for pointing this out.
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Post by StevieG » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:30 pm

TANFIELD wrote:Riverside Branch photos from various sources including my own.
Sorry, but are the captions for the first and last of these 1st three photos, transposed?
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Post by PinzaC55 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:02 pm

I have a number of Riverside photos on my Flickr photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinzac55/

I see Tanfield has posted one of my photos (centre shot of Byker station 1978) so here is a shot of a cute 3 armed T bracket signal at St Peters in 1977. I was so keen in those days that I asked British Rail if I could buy it and they said I could have it free but would to pay (I think) £30 for a Flagman.I offered it to both Beamish Museum and the NYMR but they didn't want it, so it was cut up and burnt.
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Re: Riverside Line (North Tyneside) photos ?

Post by Deltic18 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:30 pm

The first photo of the 37 is 37098 at Byker which was actually returning from Carville to Tyne Yard. I was the guard on it.
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Post by TANFIELD » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:06 pm

The captions for the photos in the first group have been corrected. The St Peters LQ distant signal was saved by the Tanfield Railway and became Marley Hill starting signal (No 15) if you are familiar with that heritage railway. Thanks too for the splendid photo of the 3 doll signal at St Peters posted by Pinza c55. It is indeed a great shame that you were unable to save such a lovely item for preservation

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Re: Riverside Line (North Tyneside) photos ?

Post by TANFIELD » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:03 pm

The photo shows the former NER LQ St Peters distant signal. Using the post, ladder and fittings it became the Marley Hill starting signal (No 15) on the Tanfield Railway.
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St Peters (Distant) signal at Marley Hill

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