While researching for this site, I’ve come across a number of other sites offering information on the Tyne Dock to Consett line links for which can be found below:

Discussion Forums – links to discussion forum threads discussing the line.

RMWeb – a general thread on the line.

LNER Forum – a thread about the Newcastle – Blackhill passenger service.

LNER Forum – Beamish Station

LNER Forum – another general thread on the line.

Protoype Photographs

Derby Sulzers – A history of the Tyne Dock to Consett Iron Ore trains including details of the locomotives that pulled the trains.

Disused Stations – a site dedicated to documenting all the closed railway stations in the UK.

Rail-Online – a comprehensive online library of high quality UK railway photographs, available from the early 20th century right up to the present day.

Consett & District Heritage Initiative  –  a Facebook group dedicated to Consett and it’s surroundings.

Leadgate Village – a site dedicated to the history of Leadgate.


Durham Trains of Stanley – my local, and friendly model shop, great service there from Mick.

I’m not the only one crazy enough to be modelling the junction.  Here a group of modellers are putting together an EM gauge version of the junction but expanding both towards Washington and Stella Gill sidings.  For some superb modelling, go here:

Blackgill – a stunning P4 representation of a fictional station set between Beamish and Stanley.  Videos of this layout can be found here, here and here.

BR Blue – for modellers of blue painted locomotives.

DEMU – for modellers of diesel and electric locomotives.

Scalefour Society – for modellers who, like me, model track to the correct gauge of 18.83mm.

RMWeb – for railway modellers of all persuasions.

5 thoughts on “Links

  1. John Aiston

    Hi I have some slides I own with some pictures of the marshaling yard at the the works just after closure I can send them to you?

  2. Andy Armitage


    I run an online social media closed Group by the name of the Durham Coast Line Official Group, it’s boundary includes dedicated DCL traffic, information & nostalgia. My aim is to have the Group online on the web as early as December 2017.

    My members at the moment are 1,300 strong internally & external followers.

    I often look at your page because it is wonderful to see so much nostalgia & comment information.

    Maybe we can discuss a partnership for our regional area, and group’s.

    Please contact me below:

  3. David MILBURN

    I’ve recently been gifted a copy of the excellent Steam Memories 1950s – 1960s TYNE DOCK – CONSETT book, which contains 72 pages of fine photographs and info about the line. I already have a copy of this book however so if anyone out there would like a copy you have only to let John know and I will post it to you free of charge.

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