Beamish Museum: Town railway

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Marking the northern boundary of the Beamish Museum, next to The Town, is a railway. At the western end is a complex comprising a goods area, station and signal box. There are two footbridges at either end, the eastern one linking the station with the road that heads west, to become the main street. All of these elements form the northern border the Events field. Immediately beyond the western bridge, two tracks enter the northern portion of the Beamish Waggon & Iron Works, providing under cover storage. East of the eastern footrbidge, the railway continues as a single track behind the northern edge of the Town, ending at a buffer stop near the tramway.

General views[edit]

Looking east from the station[edit]

Looking east from the western bridge[edit]

Looking west from the east footbridge[edit]

Looking west from the station[edit]

Eastern track[edit]

Eastern footbridge[edit]

Object location 54° 53′ 20.55″ N, 1° 39′ 46.5″ W View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth info

Signal box[edit]

Object location 54° 53′ 20.51″ N, 1° 39′ 47.73″ W View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth info

Exterior[edit]

Interior: Lever frame[edit]

Signal box siding[edit]

Station[edit]

There is a single station building, with single side platform, fronting onto the north side of the track.

General views[edit]

Platform[edit]

Station building[edit]

Object location 54° 53′ 19.67″ N, 1° 39′ 50.94″ W View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth info

Goods Yard[edit]

The Goods yard consists of a Shed with a V-shaped platform extending east, with a crane installed on it; the track to the north continues into the shed, the track on the south platform ends in an open siding. North of the shed is an open storage siding. Another siding to the south continues to the coal drop, with road access to the coal from the resulting triangular shaped yard area between the drop siding and the south shed siding. A weighbridge stands at the road access to the yard, on its southern edge.

Goods shed & platform[edit]

Object location 54° 53′ 17.97″ N, 1° 39′ 53.22″ W View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth info

Storage siding[edit]

Yard[edit]

Coal drops[edit]

54°53′17″N 1°39′53″W / 54.888021°N 1.664681°W / 54.888021; -1.664681

Weighbridge[edit]

Object location 54° 53′ 16.01″ N, 1° 39′ 52.1″ W View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth info

Western end (Waggon & Iron Works)[edit]

The tracks from the station continue west into a double-tracked shed, built into the northern part of the Waggon & Iron Works building. The northern goods track also continues to a buffer stop at the building.

Western footbridge[edit]

Eastern facade[edit]

Shed double-door/sidings[edit]

Object location 54° 53′ 17.38″ N, 1° 39′ 55.87″ W View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth info