Tyne and Wear HER(2625): North Eastern Railway (Durham Junction Railway) - Details
Gateshead and Sunderland
North Eastern Railway (Durham Junction Railway)
Railway Transport Site
The southern part of the North Eastern Railway line was originally the Durham Junction Railway, which started in 1833/34 to connect the Stanhope and Tyne Railway at Washington with Durham. It eventually reached Durham in 1844 as part of Hudson's Newcastle and Darlington Junction System. The Victoria Bridge (HER ref. 2877) was built as part of this line.
<< HER 2625 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 7 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1861, 6 inch scale, Durham 20 I.M Ayris, & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p.12; WW Tomlinson, 1914, The North Eastern Railway - Its Rise and Development