EPW019806 ENGLAND (1927). West Jesmond Railway Station, Jemond, 1927

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Pennawd [EPW019806] West Jesmond Railway Station, Jemond, 1927
Cyfeirnod EPW019806
Dyddiad October-1927
Dolen
Enw lle JESMOND
Plwyf
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 425110, 566602
Hydred / Lledred -1.6074896878364, 54.993294959829
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol NZ251666

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Jesmond Picture House. The cinema opend in 1922, closed in 1993, and was demolished in 2009. My mother remembered it being built. My wife and I spent many an evening here in the 1960s.

NE2 3PN
Wednesday 12th of November 2014 03:01:59 PM
North Tyneside electric train.

John Wass
Tuesday 15th of July 2014 08:13:03 PM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

West Jesmond Station was on the circular electric railway service linking Newcastle Central with South Gosforth, Benton, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, North Shields, Wallsend and back into Newcastle Central.



The electric trains ran from 1904-67 and were then replaced by conventional diesel multiple unit trains until the early 80s when the circular line became a major element of the new Tyneside Metro rapid transit system.



I used the rail service to travel from Whitley Bay into college from 1973-75. West Jesmond was the station between Jesmond (to the south) and South Gosforth (to the north).



At West Jesmond the trains were still climbing away from the city centre and there was an amazing cutting most of the way up from Jesmond. The diesel trains could really struggle up the hill - some of the trains were up to six and eight carriages at the peak - which created some fantastic sound and diesel smoke effects!



In 1973 a 7-day weekly ticket on the line from Whitley Bay into Newcastle cost £1.05 if my memory is correct. I also got an evening return special from Jesmond out to the coast for 22p!

Chells809
Thursday 22nd of November 2012 09:45:37 PM
West Jesmond Station was on the circular electric railway service linking Newcastle Central with South Gosforth, Benton, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, North Shields, Wallsend and back into Newcastle Central.



The electric trains ran from 1904-67 and were then replaced by conventional diesel multiple unit trains until the early 80s when the circular line became a major element of the new Tyneside Metro rapid transit system.



I used the rail service to travel from Whitley Bay into college from 1973-75. West Jesmond was the station between Jesmond (to the south) and South Gosforth (to the north).



At West Jesmond the trains were still climbing away from the city centre and there was an amazing cutting most of the way up from Jesmond. The diesel trains could really struggle up the hill - some of the trains were up to six and eight carriages at the peak - which created some fantastic sound and diesel smoke effects!



In 1973 a 7-day weekly ticket on the line from Whitley Bay into Newcastle cost £1.05 if my memory is correct. I also got an evening return special from Jesmond out to the coast for 22p!

Chells809
Thursday 22nd of November 2012 09:43:49 PM
At this time coal was a major part of the day to day operations at all railway stations, nationwide.



In this picture we can see the coal wagons being unloaded. All the houses were heated by coal fires and most would have at least two lit in winter. Even in summer many would have a coal fire burning to provide hot water, and operate an open kitchen range for cooking.



As late as the 1950's at least 2 horse drawn coal carts operated from here, plus several lorries from at least 3 different coal retailers.



The train pulling into the station is an LNER electric 3rd rail multiple unit from Newcastle Central onb the North Tyneside loop to Whitley Bay and Tynemouth, now forming the core of the overhead electrified Tyneside Metro.



The station master's house was quite a substantial building between the entry to the goods yard and the passenger entry.



The far end of the station buildings included a branch of W H Smith's which included a subscription library.



Jesmond Cinema, immediately opposite W H Smih's, had been opened in 1921. The shops with blinds must have been demolished in the early 1950's and are now the site of the Lonsdale pub, opened about 1956. The shop nearest the cinema was, I think, Simpson's fish shop, moved to Acorn Road to make way for the pub. The cinema was demolished in 2009 after a long period of sad dereliction..

NE2 3PN
Saturday 30th of June 2012 03:41:35 PM