Jarrow: Old Railway Street Station

Below is a picture of the old Victorian railway station building in Jarrow, Tyne & Wear. The view is from the corner of Railway Street and the building itself dates back to 1872. They were rather cold and draughty places lit by gas lamps. The station was on the Newcastle to South Shield line and lasted for almost a century before it was demolished in the 1960’s.

Railway Street Station
Old Railway Station: Newcastle to South Shield 1950's

In the picture you can see parked outside the station a three wheeled motor vehicle. Known as a Scammel truck, British Rail used these type of vehicles throughout the country to deliver goods and rail freight within there respective neighbourhood’s.

New Railway Street Station

Railway Train Station
New Railway Street Station: Present Day (2012): Color/Black White

Although today it is still used as a railway station it has changed completely. Gone are the old draughty Victorian buildings, to be replaced by a landscaped view with the entrance to a more up to-date user friendly station building, now being run by Nexus as a passenger link for the Tyneside Metro to Newcastle Upon Tyne, with links to Sunderland and main line stations on route.


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