Station Name: CONSETT


[Source: Roy Lambeth]

Looking North over the lower yard half the track to the right hand side has been removed. This was the newer track and may have been taken up for re-use elsewhere. In the middle distance the Engine Shed can clearly be seen. This was the North Eastern railway shed. This shed was home to up to 12 of the heavy Q6 0-8-0 tender engines that were needed on the steep gradients on the Consett line. These North Eastern Railway Engines lasted to the end of steam when the shed closed in 1965 although motive power was already coming from the Tyne Dock shed in the form of the mighty British Railways 9F 2-10-0 locomotives. Just to the left of the bridge in the distance on the far right was the location of Consett’s first station on the Lanchester branch which ran in from the left across the site of the engine shed until later in the 1800s.
Photo by Mark Smith

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