Blackhill Railway Station

Date opened: 2.12.1867
Location: West from the end of St. Aiden’s Street
Company on opening: North Eastern Railway
Date closed to passengers: 23.5.1955
Date closed completely: 23.5.1955
More info @
http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/blackhill/index.shtml

Photographs of Blackhill Railway Station 1900-1910

http://ww2.durham.gov.uk/dre/pgDre.aspx?&SEARCH=By+Place&TERM=Blackhill&ID=DRE434

http://ww2.durham.gov.uk/dre/pgDre.aspx?&SEARCH=By+Keyword&TERM=Railway+stations&ID=DRE2712

Site of Blackhill Station taken in 1970

http://www.geolocation.ws/v/W/File%3ABlackhill%20Station%20site%20of1817475%205acec150.jpg/-/en

Silent video footage of the Durham Light Infantry 6th Battalion Territorials at a training camp near Blackhill c1908/1909.

Also includes steam scenes from Blackhill Station and Front Street in Consett,
And if you fast forward to 4 minutes 26 seconds you will see the men boarding the train at Blackhill and perhaps wonder how many of them survived WW1 some five years later.


Uploaded by Beamish Museum

And now it is part of the Derwent Walk Railway Path: another part of the areas changing landscape.

http://content.durham.gov.uk/PDFRepository/Derwent_Walk_Railway_Path_FINAL_WITH_INTERACTIVES.pdf

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