Newcastle Quayside Branch

This forum is for news and announcements concerning the LNER, or this website.

Moderators: 52D, Rlangham, richard, Tom F, Atlantic 3279, Colombo, Blink Bonny, Saint Johnstoun

Post Reply
billdonald
LNER Thompson L1 2-6-4T
Posts: 93
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:10 pm
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Newcastle Quayside Branch

Post by billdonald » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:31 pm

I was asked to post a reminder so here it is - I'll be giving a presentation to the Newcastle upon Tyne branch of the Stephenson Locomotive Society on Friday, February 1, 2013. Full details of time and location are available on the SLS website.

TITLE:
The Newcastle Quayside Branch 1870-1969.

SYNO[SIS:
The Early Decades of Steam Operation
Electrification
The Slow Decline
The ES1 Locomotives
Accidents and Mishaps

Bill Donald
Dublin, Ireland

User avatar
Rlangham
LNER P2 2-8-2
Posts: 913
Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:52 pm
Location: GWR Territory
Contact:

Re: Newcastle Quayside Branch

Post by Rlangham » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:42 am

Hi Bill, if it's not possible to attend the talk, would it be possible to get a copy of your notes etc at all?

Thanks, Rob
Author of 'The North Eastern Railway in the First World War' - now available in paperback!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/North-Eastern-R ... 781554552/

Happy to help with anything relating to the railways in the First World War, just ask

billdonald
LNER Thompson L1 2-6-4T
Posts: 93
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:10 pm
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Re: Newcastle Quayside Branch

Post by billdonald » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:36 pm

Rlangham wrote:Hi Bill, if it's not possible to attend the talk, would it be possible to get a copy of your notes etc at all?

Thanks, Rob
I don't use notes in any of my presentations Rob.

Between 2010-12, I gave the Newcastle SLS three presentations on the Tyneside Electrics which totalled about six hours. I'm sure anyone who attended will confirm, I spoke entirely without reference to any written material.


Bill Donald
Dublin, Ireland

christopher.bunting1
NER Y7 0-4-0T
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon May 11, 2009 2:25 pm

Re: Newcastle Quayside Branch

Post by christopher.bunting1 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:19 pm

I have just bought an old postcard with a photograph of an LNER Tyneside electric set outside Newcastle train shed (Photographer GS Hearse). There are several personalities featured in front of the stock.
This is not my area of interest but I felt it might not be a common photo and might be of interest to the specialists in this group who study this area.
Scan attached. Chris Bunting
Attachments
Tyneside Electric stock at Newcastle GS Hearse Low res.jpg
Old Postcard Photographer GS Hearse

billdonald
LNER Thompson L1 2-6-4T
Posts: 93
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:10 pm
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Re: Newcastle Quayside Branch

Post by billdonald » Thu May 14, 2015 3:10 pm

Thanks for posting the photo Chris. It's one of a number that George S. Hearse took at South Gosforth Car Sheds in the 1946/48 period. He worked there as an electrician. I suspect the individuals in the photo were colleagues of his at South Gosforth, and I'd be interested in their names if anyone recognises them.

Although George worked for the LNER and BR at South Gosforth, he was more well-known for his books on the various tramway operations in the North East of England. His books remain the definitive reference on the subject - his largest work The Tramways of Northumberland deals with the Newcastle system as well as (oddly) the North Sunderland Railway. His tramway notes and manuscripts including photo material is now held at Beamish Museum. I have been involved in cataloguing this collection, although as far as I know it is not accessible by the public.

Bill Donald
Dublin, Ireland

User avatar
52D
LNER A4 4-6-2 'Streak'
Posts: 3968
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:50 pm
Location: Reallocated now between the Lickey and GWR
Contact:

Re: Newcastle Quayside Branch

Post by 52D » Thu May 14, 2015 6:47 pm

I have a copy of the same pic via Ken Hedley and have asked a couple of 52A lads if the recognise anyone.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

User avatar
Rlangham
LNER P2 2-8-2
Posts: 913
Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:52 pm
Location: GWR Territory
Contact:

Re: Newcastle Quayside Branch

Post by Rlangham » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:45 am

Bill, is there any update on the likelihood of you writing up your information on the NER electrics? I'd certainly be interested in buying the result product, as i'm sure many would

Cheers, Rob
Author of 'The North Eastern Railway in the First World War' - now available in paperback!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/North-Eastern-R ... 781554552/

Happy to help with anything relating to the railways in the First World War, just ask

Post Reply