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Hebburn Railway Branch


Track: 10.74 km
Stations: 0 / 0 in use

The Hebburn Railway left the line to Cessnock at Weston. It extended south to the Hebburn No and Elrington Collieries. Due to their remoteness and poor local transport, passenger trains were provided by the owner, Hebburn Limited, for mine employees.

The line to Hebburn No 2 was completed on 11/11/1918, with the first loaded train running on 1/12/1921. Passengers were carried until the end of 1947. The mine closed on 30/6/1972.

A branch to Elrington Colliery was opened on 14/1/1924, with the first train running on 13/6/1928. This mine closed 12/1962.

These days all the track is lifted, and only cuttings remain to indicate where the track went.

Name Facility Status Opened Closed km Photos
icon Jct (Weston) Junction Closed 11-Nov-1918 4-Sep-1972 206.580
icon Hebburn No 1 Colliery Colliery Closed unknown unknown 206.710
icon Hebburn No 2 Tunnel Colliery Colliery Closed unknown unknown 211.620
icon icon Elrington Junction Junction Closed 13-Feb-1928 1960s 211.260
icon icon Elrington Colliery Colliery Closed 13-Jun-1928 Apr-1963 216.540
icon Hebburn No 2 Colliery Colliery Closed unknown unknown 212.040 1


Track: 10.74 km
Stations: 0 / 0 in use
Section Opened Closed Usage
Jct (Weston) - Hebburn No 2 Colliery 11-Nov-1918   4-Sep-1972  1 general

Elrington Colliery branch

Elrington Junction - Elrington Colliery 13-Jun-1928   1960s  1 general
1 Track has been lifted