Freight at Newcastle Central

Photo: Major Ian Hughes, Aspect Rail

While waiting for a southbound train at Newcastle Central on 6 August, Ian Hughes photographed the 04.22 Tees Dock to Grangemouth freight running along the bi-directional Up slow line. The train was about 7 minutes late.

Did You Know?

In 1907, an engine driver on the NER earned an average of £2.47 per week, and a signalman earned £1.45.