The track for the branch from South Pelaw towards Washington was first to be lifted after the closure of the steelworks at Consett. Three photos from Craig Oliphant show the lifting in progress:
Three views of Front Street, Consett from Mike Matthews and Google Street View.
On 30th September 1983, the final freight train ran on the line when 37023 took five empty 16T coal wagons down the line from Consett. Here we have four photos from Craig Oliphant of the train passing through what was left of South Pelaw Junction.