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3437


Gateshead


Blaydon, Railway Station


Blaydon


NZ16SE


Transport


Railway Transport Site


Railway Station


Early Modern


C19


Structure


Blaydon Railway Station on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway (HER ref. 3292) was opened on 9th March 1835, the beginning of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway Company. The line on this initial opening extended 17 miles to Hexham. Two locomotives drew the first train - "Rapid" by Stephenson and Company and "Comet" by Hawthorns, taking one and a half hours to complete the journey.


1848


6351


NZ18486351



<< HER 3437 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 2; N.G. Rippeth, 1990, Blaydon in old picture postcards

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