Tyne and Wear HER(15349): Callerton to Scotswood Waggonway - Details
Callerton to Scotswood Waggonway
This was a late waggonway, opened by 1827 and is shown on Watson 24/10. It served Callerton Colliery, possibly utilising the staiths on the River Tyne from the disused Fawdon Waggonway. It was managed by William Hedley who developed locomotive steam engines, but who here used stationary engines.
Alan Williams Archaeology, July 2012, Waggonways North of the River Tyne - Tyne and Wear HER Enhancement Project; North East Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineering: NRO/3410/ Watson 24/10: General Map showing the situation of the Tyne Collieries. Not dated but around 1830; Turnbull, L. 2012 Railways Before George Stephenson, route 35A