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Tees and Weardale Railway

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Early name for the proposed Clarence Railway. The name was changed in 1828

The Tees and Weardale Railway was intended to commence about four miles below Stockton, at Haverton Hill, near the mouth of the Tees, and to run inland about 26 miles to Willington, which is in the vale of the Wear between Durham and Wolsingham.

1824 May 3rd. Debate over the line in Parliament. [1] [2]

1824/5 Bill passing through parliment with opposition from land owners and the promoters of the Stockton and Darlington Railway

1825 March 4th. Business in Parliament. Long debate reported. [3]

George Leather, a civil engineer based in Leeds worked on the building of this line

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Tuesday, May 04, 1824
  2. The Times, Thursday, May 13, 1824
  3. The Times, Saturday, Mar 05, 1825
  • Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990