County Durham is regarded as the cradle of railways with good reason. Coal had been mined there for centuries and transported to the coast or to the Tyne & Wear rivers in chaldron wagons drawn by horses on crude waggonways laid on wooden rails. This book covers the lines in County Durham that once carried a passenger service. Because of the very nature of these services the line sections are sometimes fragmented because that is exactly how the services operated, criss-crossing the county with their branches being cut back according to traffic flows, economic considerations and, finally, the "Beeching Axe".
Product Code: BKSLRCD
Author: Bernard Byrom