Tyne and Wear HER(3625): Hetton Company Railway, Elemore Branch - Details
Hetton Company Railway, Elemore Branch
Historic Ordnance Survey map evidence shows a branch of the Hetton Company Railway (HER ref. 2848) to Elemore Colliery (HER ref. 3230). This was a self-acting incline built in 1825. Its ropes were removed between 1890 and 1902, but it continued in use until 1959.
<< HER 3625 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1861, 6 inch scale, Durham20 C.E. Mountford, 1970, The Development of Colliery Railways in Co. Durham, p.13 I. Ayris, The Forgotten Railway I. Ayris, The Development of the Hetton Colliery Railway; Hetton Local & Natural History Society, 2015, The Hetton Village Atlas