Tyne and Wear HER(5038): Addison, Hedgefield Inclined Railway - Details
Addison, Hedgefield Inclined Railway
Mineral lines from Crawcrook and Greenside ran to Stargate Pit (HER 3319) where the coal was transferred on to wagons that ran down the incline, through a tunnel (HER 5032) 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 via the Newcastle and carlisle Railway (HER 3292). The wagonway is shown on the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map. Shown as Hedgefield Incline Railway on an undated plan of Addison Colliery.
<< HER 5038 >> N. Smith, 1991, Addison - The rise and fall of a pit village, 1964-19?3