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

Thorpe Thewles – Roger De Fulthorpe Grave Cover

This is one part of Teesside that’s remaining hidden at the moment, the grave cover is currently covered for its own protection.
Thorpe Thewles -  Roger De Fulthorpe Grave Cover
The stone was originally in St. Thomas a Becket’s church in Grindon
Thorpe Thewles -  Roger De Fulthorpe Gravecover

This photo from the Thorpe Thewles History Group shows a comparision betwen 1940 and 2007 and the rapid deterioration of the inscription.


The group are hoping to start a conservation project this year, so hopefully it will soon be on view again.