History of Parkhead Station...

It is very interesting to read the history of Parkhead Station and see where it all began...

You can find out how the railway was opened in 1834 to transport limestone from the quarries above Stanhope in Weardale and coal from the various collieries in North Durham to South Shields right through until railway traffic ceased on this original Stanhope and Tyne route from 1 May 1969.

Please Click here to read more detail about the Stanhope & Tyne railway.

Interesting Facts...

  • Parkhead was opened as a goods only station but early Stockton & Darlington passenger tickets exist showing Parkhead - Bishop Auckland and back
  • Parkhead was later known as Blanchland and this name was officially adopted from 1.7.1923.
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