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2976


Sunderland


Rainton and Seaham Railway


Warden Law


NZ35SE NZ34NW


Transport


Railway Transport Site


Railway


Early Modern


C19


Documentary Evidence


The Rainton and Seaham Railway line, built by the Marquis of Londonderry, opened in 1831 and was worked entirely by inclines. The line closed in 1896, but the section from near Copt Hill to the North Hetton Branch, along with that branch, was taken over by the Hetton Coal Company and worked until 1917. The western end was where it split into the Adventure and Framwellgate branches (HER ref. 3195 and HER ref. 3200, respectively) at Nicholson's Pit (HER ref. 3201).


3745


4965


NZ37454965



<< HER 2976 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 6 inch scale, Durham14 C.E. Mountford, 1970, The Development of Colliery Railways in Co. Durham, p.13,16; East Rainton Women's Institute, no date, History of East Rainton (typescript)

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