From Malcolm Braim, an inspection train at the site of Consett Station on 6 May 1978. The station had only, very recently, been demolished leaving almost nothing left of what had been before with the surprising exception of the NER water crane 20 years after the last steam loco, still visible in the background.
From Bill Wilder, four shots of the last train on 17 March 1984 at Consett, Leadgate and Greencroft. My thanks, once again, to Neil Patterson for sending them to me and to the Wakefield Railway Modellers Society for allowing them to be published.
A short video with some ‘eye’ level’ footage on the EM Gauge layout of South Pelaw:
Four shots of South Pelaw in September 1984, six months after the last train ran. Photos from Bill Wilder with my thanks to Neil Patterson for sending them to me courtesy of Wakefield Railway Modellers Society.
Following on from the last post with photos, from Craig Oliphant, of Consett East as it was in 1983, I’ve been sent a couple of photos showing it as it is today. Here is Craig’s photo of the box from the line to Waskerley: and taken from the same location on 4th September 2023: and…
Three photos from Craig Oliphant of Consett East Signal Box taken on 17 July 1983.