Tyne and Wear HER(15348): Fawdon Waggonway to Scotswood - Details
Fawdon Waggonway to Scotswood
Fawdon Colliery originally sent its coal along the Kenton and Coxlodge Waggonway to Wallsend. In 1818, a new route was designed by Benjamin Thompson, one of the partners owning Fawdon Colliery. This sent the coal south to Scotswood. The line used inclined planes and stationary engines. The re-routing was the cause of much dispute between Thompson and the owners of the Royalty.
Alan Williams Archaeology, July 2012, Waggonways North of the River Tyne - Tyne and Wear HER Enhancement Project; Turnbull, L. 2009 Coals from Newcastle: An Introduction to the Northumberland and Durham Coalfield, p 136