Tyne and Wear HER(17089): Brandling Waggonway (branch to John Pit) - Details
Brandling Waggonway (branch to John Pit)
This line ran to the deeper area of the Felling Colliery opened in 1779. An explosion at the newly opened John Pit in 1812 killed many miners.
Alan Williams Archaeology, 2013, Waggonways to the South Bank of the River Tyne and to the River Wear; Turnbull, L, 2012, Railways Before George Stephenson (entry 45b) 169;