The Stanhope & Tyne Railroad Company

The Stanhope & Tyne Railroad Company

The Wear & Derwent Railway

Publication Date15th September 2022

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations100

Height234

Width165

Lavishly illustrated throughout, this is the fascinating story behind one of North East England's historic railways.
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ISBN
9781398106529

The Stockton & Darlington Railway Company’s take-over of half of the 1834 Stanhope & Tyne route, under the guise of the Wear & Derwent Junction Railway, saw the most interesting period in the history of this part of the line. The route, which ran from the limestone quarries above Stanhope to Consett, was now joined to the Stockton & Darlington Railway’s network, and the new operators wasted no time in converting the line to locomotive working where possible, building deviations to the original route to get rid of rope-hauled incline working and instead use the distinctive double-tender heavy goods locomotives. This work culminated with the opening of the 150 foot high Hownes Gill Viaduct and the Burnhill deviation.


This book covers the history of the line from 1845, detailing the drastic transformation of the line so that it could serve the mighty ironworks at Consett. It features a wide variety of historic and modern images.

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