Links of Interest

1.  Tanfield Railway
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2.  Local Interest
These 25+ webs are about places within a few miles of Tanfield Railway
Beamish Museum
Beamish Transport Online Blog
Beamish Wild Birds of Prey
Birkheads Secret Gardens
Bowes Railway
Bowes Railway Blog
Bowes Railway Cycle Path
Causey Arch Picnic Area
Chopwell Wood - Friends
Chopwell Wood Heritage Trail
Consett & Sunderland Railway Path
Derwent Walk
Derwentcote Steel Furnace
Gibside
Great North Forest Walks
Land of Oak & Iron
Marley Hill Colliery & active map - Durham Records Office
Northern Red Kites - Friends
OS 1857 6" Map including Marley Hill
OS 1914 6" Map including Marley Hill
Pontburn Valley People & Places
Pubs
Sunniside History Society - Projects
Sunniside Local History Society
Swalwell
Swalwell On Line
Tanfield Railway Path (web unavailable 7/12/2016)
Trip Advisor Things to do in Gateshead
Watergate Forest Park
Whickham Web Wanderers


3.  North East Railway Interest
These 50+ current & historical railway webs are related to North East England
A1 Steam Locomotive Trust
Aln Valley Railway
Armstrong Railway Photographic Trust
Ashington Colliery Railway
Borders Railway
Bowes Railway
Bowes Railway Blog
Brusselton Incline Group
Class G5 Locomotive Co (NER 0-4-4T New Build)
Darlington - Head of Steam
Darlington Railway Preservation Society
Durham CC Railway Paths
Durham CC Records - Colliery Railways
Durham CC Records - Railway Engineering
Durham Rail Scenes (IS Carr, Sunderland Antiquarian Soc)
Durham Records On Line - Colliery Railways
Eden Valley Railway
Grace's Guide - eg North Eastern Railway
Grace's Guide - eg Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns
Heatherslaw Light Railway
Heddon LHS Blog - Railways
Hitachi Rail Europe
Ken Hoole Study Centre
Kirkby Stephen East Heritage Centre
Lakeshore Railroad
Lambton Locomotive Trust
Monkwearmouth Station Museum
NE Railways - Railscot
NECRUG (North East Coastliners Rail User Group)
NELPG (North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group)
NER Association
North Sunderland Railway (Pathe 1928 film)
North Sunderland Railway (Urban Ghosts)
North Tyneside Steam Railway Association
North Yorkshire Moors Rly
Northumberland Railway Walks
Northumbrian Colliery Railways (using web archive link 1/7/2014)
NRM Shildon(Locomotion)
Old North Cumbria Railways
Railway Architecture of NE England
Railway Correspondence & Travel Society (RCTS Newcastle)
Railway Engineering - DCC
Saltburn Cliff Lift
Saltburn Miniature Railway
SENRUG (South East Northumberland Rail User Group)
South Shields Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Railway (SSMWCR)
SouthTynedale Railway
Stephenson Locomotive Society (SLS Newcastle)
Stephenson Railway Museum (TWAM)
Stockton & Darlington Railway, Friends of
Tanfield Railway
TVRUG (Tyne Valley Line Rail Users Group)
Tyne & Wear Metro
Tyne & Wear Metro History
Waggonways in NE England
Waverley Route Heritage Assoc
Weardale Railway
Wensleydale Railway


4.  North East Industry
These 50+ webs show current & historical facets of industry in North East England
Bedlington Iron Works
Cleveland Iron Timeline
Collieries & Railways East of Durham City
Consett Iron Works (People's Collection, Beamish)
Discovery Museum (TWAM)
Doxford Engines
Dukesfield Lead Smelter
Durham Miner Project
Durham Miners' Association
Durham Mining Museum
Durham CC Records - Collieries
Durham County Records Office - Collieries
Exploring the Waldridge Waggonway
George Stephenson's Birthplace
Grace's Guide to Industries of Darlington
Grace's Guide to Industries of Gateshead
Grace's Guide to Industries of Middlesbrough
Grace's Guide to Industries of Newcastle (alphabetical)
Grace's Guide to Industries of Newcastle
Grace's Guide to Industries of South Shields
Grace's Guide to Industries of Stockton on Tees
Grace's Guide to Industries of Sunderland
Hartlepool's Maritime Experience
Heritage Skills Initiative (HSI)
History of Mining in Durham & Northumberland
Killhope Mining Museum
NE History - Coal, Industry, etc
NE Maritime, from Berwick to Grimsby
NE Maritime Trust
NE Ports
NE Shipbuilding - BBC Short Films
NEIMME (North of England Institute of Mining & Mechanical Engineers)
NEIMME on Facebook
Nenthead Mines
Northern Mine Research Society
Pallion Shipyard
Parsons - Genius of Power - Pathe Reel 1  &  Reel 2
Port of Tyne
Robert Stephenson Trust
Rope Making in Sunderland (VCH notes)
Ryhope Engines Museum
Sketches of Old Colliery Environment
Stanegate Restorations
Sunderland Industrial & Shipbuilding History
Sunderland Maritime Heritage (Facebook)
Swan Hunter
Tyne Built Ships
Tyne Ferries
Tyne Photos
Tyne Tugs
Tyneside Society of Model & Experimental Engineers
Victoria Tunnel (Ouseburn Trust)
Views of the Collieries - by TH Hair
Washington 'F' Pit
Wearside Shipyards (using web archive 7/12/2016)
Woodhorn Colliery Museum


5.  North East Interest
These 100+ webs show current & historical facets of North East England
Accessible NE Countryside
Amber Films at the Side Gallery
Architecture & Archaeology of Durham & Northumberland
Ashington Colliery Heritage Trail
Backworth Colliery Band
Bede's World
Blaydon & Winlaton History
Britain from Above, Newcastle circa 1930
Britain from Above, Tyneside circa 1930
Cabinet of Curiosities (natural history blog)
Co-Curate: Sharing stories from NE England
Commemorative Plaques in Newcastle
Cullercoats Art Trail & Winslow Homer
Durham & Tyneside Dialect Group
Durham History Links (Victoria County History)
Durham in Time - Local History
Durham Miners' Gala
Durham Tourism
Durham Web - local history links
Durham Wildlife Trust
Durham World Heritage Site
East Durham Local History
England's North East
Fietscher Fotos of South Shields & surrounding areas (Facebook)
Great North Museum (Hancock, TWAM)
Hadrian's Wall
Hartlepool History Then & Now
Hetton Local History Society - Photos
History of the North East in 100 Objects
History of the North East in 100 Places
Holy Island Safe Crossing Times
Jarrow Local History - Patrick Brennan
Kielder Forest & Water
Kings of Bernicia / Northumbria
Laing Art Gallery (TWAM)
Lit & Phil
Marsden Colliery Banner Group
Music of Northumbria Blog
National Glass Centre
NE Cycle Routes & Waggonways (SUSCRAM)
NE Film Archive (YFA)
NE Forests
NE from the Air
NE Geological Society
NE History Blog
NE History Map
NE Hub
NE Keys to the Past
NE Labour Market
NE Land Sea & Air Museums (NELSAM)
NE Medieval Buildings
NE Museum Directory
NE Personal History by John Bage (using web archive 7/12/2016)
NE River Bridges
NE UK Shipyards, Dockyards & Ports (Facebook)
NE What's On - Heritage
Newcassel Sangs
Newcastle & NE Castles (on Wikipedia)
Newcastle Libraries - Flickr Photo Sets
Newcastle Past & Present
Newcastle Photo Blog
Newcastle Weather
NewcastleGateshead Local Heroes
North East Photos - Steve Ellwood
North East with Kids blog
North of England Civic Trust
North of England Homing Union
northern pies (walking blog)
Northumberland Archives (Woodhorn)
Northumberland & Newcastle Society
Northumberland Communities
Northumberland National Park
Northumberland Widlife Trust
Northumbrian Association
Northumbrian Language Society
Northumbrian Songs & Poems
OS 1938 6" Map Ashington
OS 1913 6" Map Backworth
OS 1938 6" Map Hebburn & Jarrow
OS 1914 6" Map Lambton
OS 1938 6" Map Middlesbrough
OS 1938 6" Map Newcastle
OS 1914 6" Map Seaham
OS 1938 6" Map South Shields
OS 1938 6" Map Wearside
OS 1938 6" Map Wallsend, Willington Quay & Whitehill Point
Ouseburn Trust
Pitman Painters (The Ashington Group)
Preston Park Museum, Stockton
Short History of Gateshead
Sitelines - Tyne & Wear's Historic Environment
Souter Lighthouse
South Tyneside Images
South Tyneside Old Images - Norman Dunn
Sunderland - History & Development (Victoria County History)
Talk of the Toon (dialect)
Tees Archaeology
Tommy Armstrong Society
Trip Advisor Tyne & Wear Attractions
Tyne & Wear Archives
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM)
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums - Flickr Photosets
Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust
Tyne & Wear Heritage Forum
Tyne Pedestrian & Cyclist Tunnels
Up North Combine
Waggonway Walks & Cycle Routes - North Tyneside
Wearmouth & Jarrow Monasteries (wikipedia)
Westoe Brass Band
Wildfowl & Wetlands,Washington


6.  National Interest
These 40+ UK national webs are related to our work & history
Basic Industries of Britain in 1927
Branch Line Society
British Film Institute
Coal Authority Interactive Map
Electric Edwardians Blog
Engine Shed Society
European Route of Industrial Heritage
Forgotten Relics of Enterprise
Forgotten Relics (Facebook)
Grace's Guide to British Industrial History
Industrial Archaeology Site Links
Industrial Locomotive Society (ILS)
Industrial Railway Society (IRS)
Industrial Railway & Locomotive Appreciation Society (Facebook)
Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History
Institution of Railway Signal Engineers
Light Rail Transit Association
Narrow Gauge Railway Society
National Coal Mining Museum (England)
National Coal Museum (Wales)
National Mining Museum (Scotland)
National Railway Museum (NRM)
National Railway Museum Blog
Network Rail Archive
Newcomen Society
Office of Rail & Road (ORR)
Old Permanent Way Info
OS Old 6" Maps of England & Wales
Permanent Way Institution
Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)
Rail Archive
Rail.Co.UK
Raildays - Steam & Heritage Railway News
Railway & Canal Historical Society
Railway Heritage Trust
Rail Map Online
Railway Ramblers
Railways Research Archive
Steam Index
Steam Railways (BBC iPlayer)
The Engineer
UK & Ireland Heritage Railways
UK Heritage Railway Association
UK Loco Database
Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT)
Visit England - Heritage
Waggonway Research


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1 comment:

Derek said...

Please comment about these links. Let us know of any discrepancies, or links to add.