Tyne and Wear HER(17085): Gateshead Park to Saltmeadows Way - Details
Gateshead Park to Saltmeadows Way
A short line to a pit in Gateshead Park, it was in use by 1660 and a version was still present in 1787 on Gibson's map of the coalfield of 1787.
Alan Williams Archaeology, 2013, Waggonways to the South Bank of the River Tyne and to the River Wear no. 31; Turnbull, L, 2012, Railways Before George Stephenson (entry 48) p158, 169; TWAS: Bell/2/155; Bennett et al 1990, A Fighting Trade - Rail Transport in Tyne Coal 1600-1800, vol 1: 156, vol 2: 4; Gibson's Map of Coalfield 1787