Carlton / Redmarshall Station

Calton station opened in 1836 on the Clarence Railway, after various mergers it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway and was renamed Redmarshall Station in 1923.
Shildon to Newport Electric Railway
Two set of tracks existed here, with an early example of electrification taking place in 1915 for coal traffic on the line, two pair of lines passed under the bridge with the left-side being electrified, this portal is now filled and the track lifted.
Shildon to Newport Electric Railway
Perhaps this old insulator still on the bridge could be part of that system ?
Shildon to Newport Electric Railway
The LNER removed the electrification in 1935, however the guard rails on this side of the bridge still remain, giving extra protection that’s not included on the non-electric side.
Shildon to Newport Electric Railway

The passenger station itself closed on 31st March 1952

Celestial Kitchen – Wynyard Woodland Park

At first glance this sculpture by Colin Wilbourne is merely some giant kitchen utensils, but there’s actually a lot more going on here. The holes in the handles of the two spoons point to the pole star Polaris.
Celestial Kitchen -  Wynyard Woodland Park

The colander has holes drilled in it which correspond with the constellations of the Northern hemisphere.
Celestial Kitchen -  Wynyard Woodland Park
The ladle has the constellations of the Southern hemisphere.
Celestial Kitchen -  Wynyard Woodland Park

The measuring spoon is actually a sun dial
Celestial Kitchen -  Wynyard Woodland Park
Celestial Kitchen -  Wynyard Woodland Park

There are also observations to be made with the shadows of various items on equinox and solstice

Old Stables, Rocket Terrace, Coatham

The Old Stables are currently a blacksmiths / metalwork shop 1884 Old Stables, Coatham
1884 Old Stables, Coatham
Theres a 1884 datestone above the window
1884 Old Stables, Coatham

I’m currently unsure if they were the stables for any building in particular, the New Inn around the corner had closed by then according to the plaque.

The only structure of note on the 1894 map seems to be the coastguard station, hence the name Rocket Terrace as it was manned by the Rocket Brigade

 

Thorpe Thewles Station

The station at Thorpe Thewles closed to passenger traffic on 2nd November 1931, the station remained open for goods but that too ended on 2nd April 1951. The line itself struggled on until 1968.
Thorpe Thewles Station -  Wynyard Woodland Park
In May 1982 the line reopened as the Castle Eden Walkway although this area is now known as the Wynyard Woodland Park
Thorpe Thewles Station -  Wynyard Woodland Park
Thorpe Thewles Station -  Wynyard Woodland Park
There are several benches, including one dedicated to the station master Alfred Anderson, the station itself is a gift shop and tea room.
Thorpe Thewles Station -  Wynyard Woodland Park