Index list to available photographs on the WRC & related Sites
(Photographs by John New unless stated - & © John New various dates - page last updated 15 June 2013)
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|The Wollaton area
Pictures of the Wollaton area relating to the waggonway.
The Causey Arch in County Durham is the oldest railway bridge in the world. It formed part of the Tanfield Waggonway. Built by Ralph Wood it was opened in the summer of 1725. Span = 105 ft. Deck height above the Burn = 80 ft. For 30 years the longest single span of any bridge in Britain. The bridge and adjacent "battery Site" (Embankment) are open to the public as a Country Park operated by Durham County Council. The DCC Causey page.
A replica wooden bodied, and wooden wheeled, waggon on show at the Causey Arch Site. On the Site of the original alignment of the Tanfield Waggonway.
|Replica waggonway (Beamish Museum) Link now restored
|Chaldron waggon in use
|This photograph was taken of a substantially similar design of waggon still in NCB use in the N E over two centuries later, circa 1969. Exact details of the date and location of the photograph have been lost. However the most likely location was at Seaham Harbour. (Alternative possible location Monkwearmouth)
|The Broseley Wheel
Wheel found at Broseley and currently believed to be from one of the waggonways of the area.