Tyne and Wear HER(1940): Whitley Bay, Avenue Branch Line - Details
Whitley Bay, Avenue Branch Line
Railway Transport Site
The route of the Avenue Branch Line of the Blyth and Tyne Railway (HER ref. 1049) is still clear striking northward from Whitley Bay toward Old Hartley. Laid in 1860, it followed in part the route of the Whitley Wagonway, which opened in 1811 (closed 1850) to carry coal from Whitley Old Pits to North Shields.
<< HER 1940 >> I. Ayris & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p 9