The day rail came to Teesdale – years ago | The Northern Echo
The Teesdale Hotel is located in Middleton-in-Teesdale near Barnard Castle in the For hotels in Teesdale choose our bed and breakfast, B&B holiday and self patio area (we have been awarded Middleton's Gold award for our summer blooms). Middleton-in-Teesdale is nestled between, and within easy reach, of the. starting from Middleton-in-Teesdale and linking into the. National Byway. Visit ' Meet the Middletons' in the village to discover the intriguing history of Middleton. There's a regular bus service as far as Middleton-in-Teesdale, the valley's main A heritage centre — known as _, Meet the Middletons - based around the life and The tourist office in the central Market rn z Place (daily lOam-lpm & pm.
Then it was over the River Balder - "a graceful viaduct of nine arches of 30ft span, the structure being ft in height" - and on to Romaldkirk, where the newspaper reporter encountered "the only incident of regret" on the line.Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton's Australian Royal Tour Looks, Compared!
On went the directors on opening day. It went whistling through Mickleton station, built a little outside the village, and then under Pipely road bridge before crossing the River Lune on "a noble erection of five arches of 50ft span, and 60ft in height". They were designed by Alexander Nimmo and Thomas MacNay, who were not big-name engineers but who had worked under Sir Thomas Bouch on the remarkable constructions at Deepdale and Belah on the Stainmore line. The bricks rested on the wooden shape as the arch grew and the mortar set and the keystone was knocked into place to take the weight.
The foreman, though, needed the centre so he could get cracking on the Balder Viaduct so he ordered that it should be knocked out of the Lune Viaduct before the keystone was in place.
From the viaduct, it was less than a mile to the line's terminus at Middleton "where a very unobtrusive and becoming structure has been erected on a commanding position".
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Although the main body of the town is on the north of the river, the station was on the south. This meant that the directors didn't have to fork out for another major bridge, but it was also because they hoped the Tees Valley Railway was just the first stage of a line which they would drive another 20 miles up to Alston. A celebratory cup of tea was drunk in the London Lead Company's school room where the local vicar, The Reverend WL Green, thanked the grace of God that no one had been killed during the line's construction.
He also thanked the railway directors for listening to the dales folks' petition against Sunday trains, and against Sunday postal deliveries.
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After several more speeches, everyone got back on the train and returned to Barnard Castle for 4pm, when "a splendid dinner" was served in the King's Head Hotel, followed by yet more speeches. The commercial justification for the line was for it to collect the lead mined in the remote hills.
Read more With one double bedroom and one family room, this spacious and comfortable property can be used for either a family gathering or a group of friends and comes with a beautiful rear garden ideal for al fresco dining or relaxing with a good book. Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for woodburning stove inc. Bed linen and towels inc. Cot and highchair available on request. Enclosed garden with patio area, garden furniture and BBQ. Private fishing on River Tees available free of charge by arrangement with owner.
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Shops, pubs, cafes and restaurant 5 mins walk. During the months of March and April, with prior arrangement with the owner, guests are able to bottle feed the lambs during the lambing season.