Tyne and Wear HER(2349): South Shields, Ballast Railway - Details
South Shields, Ballast Railway
Railway Transport Site
This was the first ballast wagonway in South Shields. Trucks were hauled by a stationary engine near the North Marine Park. In the 1830s the line was diverted to follow a line to Salmon's Quay (HER ref. 2447). It was crossed by the line of the later Ballast Railway (HER ref. 2447) which may have superseded it, and is marked as ‘Old’ on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey plan, so was probably out of use by 1855.
<< HER 2349 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 4 N.T. Sinclair, & I.S. Carr, 1990, Railways of South Shields, p.4