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Rising Sun Colliery Railway

Battle Hill, North Tyneside

55.008043, -1.541010 to 55.010546, -1.488760

Opened:

1906

Closed:

1969

Alignment Partly Preserved

Condition:

Last Updated:

1 Aug 2022

Owners: 

National Coal Board

HER Info (unless otherwise noted)

NEHL - The railway linked Rising Sun Colliery, opened in 1906, to the staiths near Percy Main via a straight stretch through to the Blyth & Tyne. The reopened Bigge Pit also utilised the stretch and had a number of sidings in use. Aerial photographs show the railway was single track throughout. Part of the railway still exists as the line onto the North Tyneside Steam Railway, and the bridge over the former line to West Allotment is still used.

WALKABILITY: ★★★★☆

The trail is excellent to work, and is suited to anyone with additional needs. Veering from the Rising Sun County Park, the length of the line is flat and straight to the Silverlink area. For a short walk, it is certainly one to consider.

Ordnance Survey, 1953

Ordnance Survey, 1953

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

There are two paths here, presumably one for cycling. This section accomodated sidings for the rejuvenated Bigge Pit.

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Aerial shot from 1947 showing the railway (from left to right) reaching the Blyth & Tyne to Percy Main. The bridge visible still exists. Much of the land directly south is now Silverlink. Source: RAF_CPE_UK_2352_FS_2155, Historic England

Aerial shot from 1947 showing the railway (from left to right) reaching the Blyth & Tyne to Percy Main. The bridge visible still exists. Much of the land directly south is now Silverlink. Source: RAF_CPE_UK_2352_FS_2155, Historic England

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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