This line is closed. It was famous for the trains running from Tyne Dock to and from the Consett iron and steel works. Short sections remain open at Washington and Tyne Dock.
I remember well the trains leaving Tyne Dock heading up hill to Consett.
And I know lots of people (we have had over three and a half thousand ‘hits’) look at the site for any reference to railways.
And here is a link to a site with lots of railway memories!