EPW043805 ENGLAND (1934). Thornley Lane and the Garesfield and Chopwell Railway, Winlaton, 1934

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Title [EPW043805] Thornley Lane and the Garesfield and Chopwell Railway, Winlaton, 1934
Reference EPW043805
Date February-1934
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Place name WINLATON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 417219, 560841
Longitude / Latitude -1.7311830054006, 54.941855295996
National Grid Reference NZ172608

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Norman's Riding

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Norman's Riding Hospital

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Garefield Lane

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User Comment Contributions

Garesfield and Chopwell Railway

1896 – 1961



Now "Old Colliery Railway Footpath". A short stretch of track on the footpath holds a couple of coal wagons.



Initial use was t carry bricks to build the colliery, from High Spen to Chopwell.

Subsequently used to move coal - 3000 tons per day.



The line joined the "mainline" at High Spen where there had been a colliery since around 1800. The coal was taken to the River Tyne (Derwenthaugh).



The mines at Chopwell and High Spen closed in 1960 and the line after passing from LNER to BR was closed.

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