It’s been a while since my last update. For some reason, the site proved very popular last month and all my available bandwidth had been used by the 20th of the month making updates impossible.
We are back with two photos from Stephen McGahon of South Pelaw Junction in 1983 and 1984 added to the 1980 – Closure page:
South Pelaw Junction on 15 June 1983. I’m amazed that the warning sign has lasted as long and wonder if it ended up in a private collection. Photo copyright Stephen McGahon
South Pelaw Junction on 14 May 1984, two months after the last passenger train ran. The Washington Branch and the signal box were gone by this time and note that the ‘up’ line to Consett has been severed as well. The last passenger train ran wrong to the junction before switching to the correct line at the turnout in the upper middle of the photo. Photo Stephen McGahon