Photographs This section covers photographs of South Pelaw Junction itself, other locations on the line are covered in the ‘Further up the Line‘ and ‘Further down the Line‘ sections. After Tracklifting Track Lifting After Closure 1980 – Closure 1970 – 1979 1960 – 1969 1950 – 1959 1940 – 1949 1930 – 1939 8 thoughts on “Photographs” John 'Joe ' Cuddihy June 28, 2015 at 6:50 pm I worked occasionally as a Relief Signalman at South Pelaw 1960s until late 70s. I was at all the boxes on the Leamside , Consett branch. Pontop xing , Sunderland area. South Shields, Harton Junction , Durham South, Tyne Yard Box and I finished my time at IECC Gateshead. This site was recommended in Flikr Reply ↓ Bill connor July 31, 2015 at 5:17 pm Joe, My son in law is a steam buff. When looking at South pelaw photos I saw your message. Glad you are still alive and kicking Regards Bill Connor S and T Tyne yard Reply ↓ Bill connor August 11, 2015 at 3:26 pm Glad to see you are alive and kicking Bill Connor S and T. Tyne yard Reply ↓ Joe October 28, 2015 at 2:06 pm Thanks Bill, I just saw your message today- 84 now but still plodding on. You must be retired now. Hope you are well. All The Best. Joe Reply ↓ Chris Oates February 21, 2016 at 7:52 pm Gents, I recently got a dog and regularly walk with my children where I believe Pelton station once was and next to a huge old barn that I believe was once a coachworks? We are really interested in any history of this railway and site which is directly opposite our house in South Pelaw….. a point in the direction of any information would be massively appreciated Regards Chris Reply ↓ John Donnelly Post authorFebruary 21, 2016 at 8:29 pm Chris, The building you refer to is the NCB Shed which was part of the Coke Works at Stella Gill a few photos of which can be found on this page: http://southpelawjunction.co.uk/wp/?page_id=556 John Reply ↓ Bob Willis August 3, 2018 at 1:46 pm Having seeing the layout at North Shields last sunday 29th July 2018 this led me to the website. I was the toolvan supervisor at Thornaby 1977 to 1992 and using our 45T steam crane and Doncaster’s 75 crane I had to sort that mess out on 24th September 1979. Suffice to say it only took less than 18 hrs to get both locos lifted out of the hole they had made!! The cause of the derailment was a loose tyre on 37098 due to the brake dragging and overheating the wheels on that loco. Is there any chance of having copies of the photos of the derailment for my collection ??? Reply ↓ John Donnelly Post authorAugust 3, 2018 at 3:08 pm Thanks for the comments Bob. I’ve tried to email you but it keeps bouncing back. Can you email me directly on email@example.com Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.