Once There Were Three
Monday, 12 July 2021
Station At Sunderland : It Isn't A Wonderland (1)
Fawcett Street station was (roughly) on the site of the present rather swish Park Lane Bus Station and was the terminus of the so-called "Leamside Line" from Durham. Now, there is a gateway and a blue plaque.
Coming in from the north, the line from Newcastle and Gateshead had its terminus at Monkwearmouth, north of the river Wear.
... which is now closed and replaced by a museum dedicated to, of all things, football.
In 1879 the three separate lines were brought together with a bridge across the river ...
The rail bridge is still there, but the road bridge behind has been replaced with something a bit bigger,
South of Sunderland Station we see the split of the lines.
Between the river and the above junction is Sunderland station (formerly "Central").
We will find out tomorrow!
Three More Railways At Barry - No 1
But no. Look to the left of this map of the station.
Vic Mitchell's book ...
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Next Sunderland blog : Tuesday 13th July