Tyne and Wear HER(5032): Addison, Railway Tunnel - Details
Addison, Railway Tunnel
Mineral lines from Crawcrook and Greenside ran to Stargate Pit (HER 3319) where the coal was transferred on to wagons that ran down an incline (HER 5038), through a tunnel under the road in the grounds of the coal company offices (HER 5036) to Addison Colliery. A second tunnel was eventually built because the first was too small for the 17 ton trucks that replaced the older 10 ton trucks on the incline. The coal was then taken by rail to markets all over the country.
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