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Is this South Shields station.The wall and the embankment look right and the curve on line.

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So where's this pic .It's shields some where.

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Nice photo's Edd,
The first one looks like Chichester, near the Dean Road bus depot.
Is the second one the Marsden Rattler from Whitburn to Westoe, taken near Marsden Grotto ?

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Nice pictures, eddieg, but I am stumped.
The first one reminds me more of High Shields than South Shields.
I don't know the second one at all.
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i'm almost certain the 2nd shot is the train line that ran from the south pier to geordies jetty on the river, to the left is the north marine park, to the right the wall near the old outdoor swimming pool, ahead is an oil tank from the lawe oil wharf....later velva liquids, and in the distance you can see north shields.
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I agree with you on the second one Pilot. Looks like a boat on the back of the train.

I'm positive the first one in not Shields or High Shields because neither
had an embankment that I know of. High Shields Station was one of my
play areas as a kid.

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its almost certainly on of the TIC work boats baldy, they had a davit to launch them from Geordie's jetty which was the jetty between Velva and the pilot jetty.
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Pilot wrote:its almost certainly on of the TIC work boats baldy, they had a davit to launch them from Geordie's jetty which was the jetty between Velva and the pilot jetty.

I've blown the photo up and improved it and it shows clearly that it is a boat and I can see the ropes holding it fast.

the wall on the left is definitely the lower promenade of the North Marine Park.


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Pilot wrote:i'm almost certain the 2nd shot is the train line that ran from the south pier to geordies jetty on the river, to the left is the north marine park, to the right the wall near the old outdoor swimming pool, ahead is an oil tank from the lawe oil wharf....later velva liquids, and in the distance you can see north shields.
I think your right Pilot.

I've got another view of the train somewere so i'lll try and find it and post it.

The first photo could be south Shields at the river end of the station taken from the bridge on river drive.
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Found it.

not a good image i'm afraid

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I think it is Shields Eddy, here is a photo looking the other way towards River Drive..

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I agree with you Brian.

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brian c wrote:I think it is Shields Eddy, here is a photo looking the other way towards River Drive..

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The more modern train on the right has it's destination listed as Sunderland

Was there a direct service from South Shields to Sunderland ?
Or did they follow the Newcastle line up to Pelaw or Heworth and then change lines, towards Sunderland via Boldon ?

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malaymac wrote:
The more modern train on the right has it's destination listed as Sunderland

Was there a direct service from South Shields to Sunderland ?

Yes, via Boldon if I remember it correctly.


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Yup - Tyne Dock to East Boldon, along the track that used to run through Whiteleas, although this was finished in the early 60's.
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We would get the train to Seaburn from High Shields to go to Roker Park in the 60s.

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Pooter wrote:We would get the train to Seaburn from High Shields to go to Roker Park in the 60s.

The train would be to Monkwearmouth Station, five minutes walk to Roker Park.
There's never been a station at Seaburn to the best of my knowledge.


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Yes there is a station called seaburn, I used to go to roker from there also, its not down on the coast as the name suggests. Its now seaburn metro station.
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Pilot wrote:Yes there is a station called seaburn, I used to go to roker from there also, its not down on the coast as the name suggests. Its now seaburn metro station.
I know where you mean Pilot, forgot about that one,that would put Roker Park right between the two stations mentioned.
Possibly the sensible people from Newcastle who supported Sunderland would arrive at Monkwearmouth.


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The train to Sunderland ran from tyne dock crossed green lane next to the top house (golden lion) and joined the Sunderland Newcastle line at Tile sheds.The track is still visible at the Green lane crossing.Ithought it was shields station.The second one I wasn't sure if it was the rattler .Thanks for the help.

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