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    The clashing of the buffers, the clanging of the chains...and the stomp of the distant drop hammer...last heard in Shildon, the cradle of Railways.

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  1. West Cornforth County Durham from Jamie M's flickr site. This is the view looking east along the course of the Great North of England Clarence and Hartlepool Junction Railway that once linked Ferryhill with Hartlepool. West Cornforth station is directly behind the photographer. The through route was closed in the 1960s, but a couple of 3 miles was retained to serve Raisby quarry at Coxhoe and Kella pit (East Hetton colliery) at Kelloe. The crossing in better days from 6089 Gardener's flickr site. https://www.google.com/maps/@54.7034212,-1.5265263,3a,7
  2. ...Helland crossing from Neil Smith's flickr site. The same crossing today, pity about the shutters. https://www.google.com/maps/@50.5105725,-4.7300259,3a,75y,218.33h,78.85t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2xENl18m3fS9Q3v-p5Swjw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 more here... http://www.cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk/boscarne-jct-to-bodmin-northalso-the-wenford--ruthernbridge-branches.html
  3. Love this thread, its Industrial Archaeology in the raw...and remember, one day nobody will be able to remember why those rails were there... This one is seriously obscure, as you can see from this screen grab from 'Britain from above', the corner of this house in Durham has been chamfered to accommodate what looks like a narrow gauge railway... This is the same house today... https://www.google.com/maps/@54.7749761,-1.5751966,3a,75y,323.88h,86.45t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2d9plDAFLqyV2cpG08bJ1Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 The house in Owengate in Durham and backs on
  4. I really hope its made by Aardman animations and surely Rob Brydon won't be in it...hes in just about everything west of the Severn...(other Welsh actors are available).
  5. https://www.google.com/maps/@54.6919659,-1.7001988,148m/data=!3m1!1e3 County Durham once had an extensive number of industrial railways and very little now remains, however, there is the odd length of rail still set in concrete, as here at West Hunwick brick works...
  6. https://www.google.com/maps/@54.9674692,-1.5814737,147m/data=!3m1!1e3 Meanwhile just along the Tyne from Central station in Newcastle, there is still quite a lot of the historic Quayside branch still set in concrete...including a double slip set of pointwork. https://tanfield-railway.blogspot.com/2020/04/where-is-it.html
  7. https://www.google.com/maps/@54.9676765,-1.6164466,3a,15y,272.32h,84.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s9y7l-dfpnDbFY-h4h0I5OA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 Round the back of the Central station in Newcastle is this section of the spur that once connected into Robert Stephenson's Forth Street works.
  8. https://www.google.com/maps/@54.9905349,-1.4445549,3a,22.4y,221.96h,87.91t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sfDQZ6g3w5eF_n1MMD6-ntA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 West Holborn street in South Shields...possibly the last stretch of the Harton electric railway? More rails and more info here... https://tanfield-railway.blogspot.com/2020/03/old-track-in-south-shields.html
  9. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Team+Valley,+Gateshead/@54.9566485,-1.5653481,140m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487e79f017f7a535:0x36b0afe6229e7eaf!8m2!3d54.9235965!4d-1.6180674 The former Northern Machine Tool works at Low Felling, Gateshead.
  10. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Team+Valley,+Gateshead/@54.9411127,-1.6266527,70m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487e79f017f7a535:0x36b0afe6229e7eaf!8m2!3d54.9235965!4d-1.6180674 Team Valley trading estate in Gateshead...the line once linked the estate to the nearby Norwood coke works...
  11. Linton Colliery Northumberland, there can't be that many dual gauge sets of point work still in situ in the UK?
  12. ...B116066 and B559485 steal the show
  13. Coke hopper with wooden raves and steel ends. (see link from popular supplier of stuff) https://www.hattons.co.uk/250948/hornby_r6830_br_20_ton_coke_hopper_wagons_three_wagon_pack/stockdetail.aspx
  14. ...well, I was just reading your bit on Trestrols (South Pelaw thread) and thought, I wonder how much they go for on ebay?, so I did an ebay search and the first one that came up was being sold by the very same chap with the £160 class 04...what a coincidence Uncle P! ...so that got me thinking, I should get you to suggest some numbers on next weeks lottery!
  15. ...Trestrols have a lot to answer for Uncle P...
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