Tyne and Wear HER(2433): South Shields, Railway - Details
South Shields, Railway
Railway Transport Site
A Railway associated with the construction of the South Pier and Groyne (HER refs. 2429 & 2429). It linked these sites with Trow Rocks Quarry and the Commissioner's Staiths, (HER refs. 2390 & 2434). The line was built by the Tyne Improvement Commission in 1854, first worked by horses, then from 1876 by a locomotive.
<< HER 2433 >> 2nd edition, Ordnance Survey map, 1898, 6 inch scale, Durham, 4, NW N.T. Sinclair, & I.S. Carr, 1990, Railways of South Shields, p.8,11