Tyne and Wear HER(3437): Blaydon, Railway Station - Details
Blaydon, Railway Station
Railway Transport Site
A railway station, on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway (SMR 3292). Blaydon Railway Station 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. They took one and a half hours to do the journey. The glass roof of the later station was blown out during an air raid in 1942.
<< HER 3437 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 2; N.G. Rippeth, 1990, Blaydon in old picture postcards