Tyne and Wear HER(2986): Great Eppleton, Hetton Railway, Eppleton Branch - Details
Great Eppleton, Hetton Railway, Eppleton Branch
Hetton Railway, Eppleton Branch ran from the Eppleton Colliery (HER ref. 2982) to the Hetton Railway (HER ref. 2848). This operated on a self-acting incline system built in 1825. The ropes were removed circa 1900 although the line continued in use until 1959.
<< HER 2986 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1861, 6 inch scale, Durham, 21 C.E. Mountford, 1970, The Development of Colliery Railways in Co. Durham, p.13; Alan Williams Archaeology, 2013, Waggonways to the South Bank of the River Tyne and to the River Wear