South Shields, Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Railway

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South Shields, Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Railway

Click or tap the thumbnail for a description and photograph of each listed signal box. These are, in some cases, supplemented by other related pictures of the same box, denoted by the following icons:

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The South Shields, Marsden, and Whitburn Colliery Railway opened as a private railway in 1888, primarily to convey coal from Whitburn Colliery but it also served other industry and a passenger service operate until 1953. It passed to the National Coal Board in 1947.

Lighthouse

A rugged-looking brick-built signal box built by the Railway Signal Company

Westoe Lane

In contrast to Lighthouse, Westoe Lane signal box was just a lean-to structure attached to the station buildings.

Much of the line closed with Whitburn Colliery in 1968 but a short stub to Westoe Colliery remained until 1993.

 

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