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Newcastle and North Shields Railway

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The Newcastle and North Shields Railway was opened in June 1839 from a station in Carliol Square in Newcastle upon Tyne to North Shields.

In 1840 there were twenty trains a day in each direction

It was later extended to Newcastle Central Station to the west and to Tynemouth in the East, initially at its own station but later to a through station linking with the Blyth & Tyne Railway.

1839 The Ouseburn Viaduct and the Willington Dene Viaduct were built to carry the line

1845 Managing Directors were Richard Spoor, George Cruddas and Thomas Hodgson [1]

1845 It was later absorbed by the Newcastle and Berwick Railway

A skew bridge over Willington Waggonway was designed by Robert Nicholson.[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The York Herald, and General Advertiser, Saturday, February 01, 1845
  2. [1] The Guide to Railway Masonry: Comprising a Complete Treatise on the Oblique Arch, in Three Parts' by Peter Nicholson. Geometrical analysis of skewed arch over Willington Waggonway
  • [2] Wikipedia
  • Bradshaw’s Railway Companion 1840