Brusselton Incline

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The Brusselton Incline opened in 1825 and consisted of a stationary engine to haul coal wagons 1.5 miles over a hill which was too steep for the early steam engines of the day.

Brusselton Incline
Stone sleepers on the incline

By 1842 the Shildon Tunnel went under the hill making the incline obsolete, it ceased operation in the 1880s.

Brusselton Incline Engine House
Engine House

The Enginemans House carries a “H1” Stockton and Darlington Railway ownership plaque

Brusselton Incline Enginemans House
Enginemans House

The Brusselton Incline Group was formed in 2014 to carry our restoration and maintenance of the site.

3 thoughts on “Brusselton Incline

  1. The “brusselton incline group” have totally destroyed the habitat on the West incline and it is now just a barren , wind swept embankment with a row of stones on top.

  2. I couldn’t disagree more with the previous comment. When I first walked by the Brusselton area you could see one or two of the stones used to hold the rails. When you could then see those stones on the incline as you now can I was blown away envisaging the history of work that had taken place to make it originally possible to move goods along the track

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