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A Brief History of Springwell Village


[ Written by Stuart Laundy ]


Fred Dibnah visiting Bowes Railway Museum at the former Springwell Colliery.
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A Brief History of Usworth Brickyard


[ Written by Kevin Clark and posted thanks to Derek Sleightholme. ]


Usworth Brickyard:  Spectators watch the demolition of the 130ft chimney (June 1972).
[ Photo & Info: courtesy of T&W Archives & Museums ]

 

A Brief History of The Leamside Line through Usworth / Washington


[ Written by Stuart Laundy ]


A southbound Diesel Multiple Unit.  This was the last passenger train to leave Washington Station (13th June 1963).
[ Photo & Info: courtesy of Chronicle Live. ]

 

A Brief History of The Leamside Line through Usworth / Washington


[ Written by Stuart Laundy ]


A4 Class Locomotive No.60033, Seagull passing through Usworth Station.
Probably a Sunday in the 1950s - note the trainspotters!