Tyne and Wear HER(1109): Backworth Wagonway, West Holywell Branch - Details
Backworth Wagonway, West Holywell Branch
Branch from the "Old Coal Pits" (HER 1108). This line was abandoned by 1860. In the 1970s the stone blocks which supported the rails were still in-situ. Now cleared.
<< HER 1109 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1865, 6 inch scale, Northumberland 89; John Elliott & Derek Charlton, 1994, Backworth - An Illustrated History of the Mines and Railways