EAW005493 ENGLAND (1947). Works off Shields Road including C.A. Parsons and Co Heaton Works, Heaton Junction and environs, Heaton, 1947

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Title [EAW005493] Works off Shields Road including C.A. Parsons and Co Heaton Works, Heaton Junction and environs, Heaton, 1947
Reference EAW005493
Date May-1947
Link
Place name HEATON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 427894, 565435
Longitude / Latitude -1.5640862251661, 54.982658981397
National Grid Reference NZ279654

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This was originally the site of an early colliery. The field was known as the 'pit field'. The standard railway gauge of 4' 8.5" was first used on the wooden waggonway from this colliery to the Tyne, this was considerably before George Stephenson adopted this gauge at Killingworth colliery. The birth of a worldwide standard happened here, based on the size of the horses stabled at this coal mine! (with thanks to Les Turnbull)

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