A Tale of Two Ports - Monday 29th August 2016
In glorious Bank Holiday sunshine (!) this was the first tour since the refurbishment of the interesting 2½ mile branch to the Port of Sunderland and reached Corporation Quay. The two internal locos (little used in recent years) were brought out of their shed for participants to see and in March 2017 left for the Bowes Railway. At the Port of Tyne the Coal Terminal was traversed to the end of line (any further and we would have been IN the Tyne!) and progress was seen on the new biomass loading facility for Lynemouth Power Station. Tour participants were very grateful to our friend Major Ian Hughes of Green Dragon Rail for his very considerable help in achieving these two objectives, as well as for the considerable time and effort put in by Kev Adlam including meetings and site visits. Interesting track featured on the way out and return as below.