Tyne and Wear HER(16391): Sunniside, Pennyfine Gates - Details
Sunniside, Pennyfine Gates
Railway Transport Site
Level Crossing Gate
Located where the Tanfield Railway crossed Pennyfine Road. Mr Carr was the gatekeeper in the early 1940s. Gatekeepers were employed by the North Eastern Railway Company. On average 66 sets of wagons went through the Pennyfine Road gates each day, on their way down Baker's Bank. In January 1937 two wagons crashed through the gates.
Sunniside Local History Society, no date, The Crescent & Peter's Gates, Sunniside, www.sunnisidelocalhistorysociety.co.uk/crescent.html