Tanfield Railway shows 1920-1950 on an industrial/minor railway, featuring items built/used in NE England.

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Land of Oak & Iron

Groundwork NE & Cumbria's plan to restore & develop historic local landscapes in the Land of Oak & Iron has received over £2m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Gateshead MBC map showing TR to the east of the red area covered
(black line separates counties Northumberland, Durham, Tyne & Wear)
The Land of Oak & Iron focuses on the River Derwent, and includes remnants of industrial heritage.   Google for more - see the Pont Valley Network, for example.

1 comment:

Michael Denholm said...

Glad to see precious countryside being conserved - particularly for future generatiins. The industrial (mostly coal mining and associated activities) legacy has gone, but can be appreciated at places like Beamish Museum and the Tanfield Railway. This is probably the first time in 200 - 300 years that this part of North West Durham is able to re-create the rural landscape that it ince was. Only snag now is the ever increasing air and noise pollution from an ever increasing number of road vehicles.