Tyne and Wear HER(12965): Team Valley Railway - Details
Team Valley Railway
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The Team Valley Railway was proposed as an alternative route to Gateshead from Darlington. The York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway were given authorisation for construction in 1848. The proposed route was from Gateshead to Newton Hall and then to the old main line at Belmont Junction. The downfall of George Hudson in 1849 postponed the work. Powers were revived in 1862 by the North England Railway. The line opened in 1857. The line now forms part of the East Coast Main Line.
K. Hoole, 1974, The North East in A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain, Vol 4, pages 165-6; NMR 1375901