The shed is on the north side of the line west of Gateshead West Station. The yard is visible from the line.
From Gateshead East Station
Turn left outside Gateshead East Station and almost immediately right into Half Moon Lane. Continue under a low railway bridge, and ascend a short flight of steps on the left-hand side, immediately under the bridge. A paved path leads from the top of these steps past the rear of Gateshead West Station and bears right past the loco works to the shed. Walking time 5 minutes.
From Gateshead West Station
Turn right outside Gateshead West Station into a narrow street and bear right almost immediately into Half Moon Lane. Follow directions as from Gateshead East Station.
The shed is in the fork of the main and North Shields lines east of the station. The yard is partially visible from both lines.
Turn left outside the south side of Heaton Station along North View. Continue along this road to the end. A path leads to the shed from a gate in Chillingham Road opposite the end of North View. Walking time 5 minutes.
Note.-There are conductor rails in the vicinity of the coal stage.
The shed is on the south side of the Newcastle line east of the station. The yard is partially visible from the line.
Turn left outside Blaydon Station along Tyne Street, and continue over the level crossing along the main road to Newcastle (A695) parallel to the railway. The shed entrance is on the left hand side. Walking time 10 minutes.
United bus services operate from a bus station close to Newcastle Station past the shed entrance
The shed is on the west side of the main line south of the station. The yard is visible from the line.
Turn left outside the station, and proceed through the goods yard to the shed. Walking time less than 5 minutes.
A bus service from Berwick-on-Tweed passes the shed.
The shed is on the west side of the station. The yard is partially visible from the line.
Turn right outside the station, cross the railway bridge and turn right into an opening at the rear of a row of houses Descend a flight of steps at the end of this opening to the shed. Walking time 5 minutes.
52E PERCY MAIN
The shed is on the east side of the Blyth and Tyne colliery line, south of the point where it runs under the Newcastle to North Shields line. The yard is not visible from the North Shields line.
Turn left outside Percy Main Station into Burdon Street. Turn right into St. John's Street and left into a passage at the back of a row of houses, just past Railway Street. The shed entrance is on the right at the end of this passage. Walking time 10 minutes.
52F NORTH BLYTH
The shed is in the dockland on the north bank of the river. There is no passenger service to North Blyth.
Turn left outside Blyth Station into Turner Street and con tinue into Regent Street. Turn left into Hodgsons Lane, right almost immediately into Crawford Street, and right into Ferry Street. (Walking time 10 minutes.) Cross the river Blyth on the ferry. Turn right at the north end of the ferry and follow the road round to the left (under a railway bridge).
The shed entrance is on the left-hand side, a few yards further on. Walking time from the ferry 5 minutes.
The shed is on the north side of the line west of Blyth Station. The yard is visible from the line.
Turn right outside Blyth Station into Turner Street, and right along Delavel Terrace. Turn right at the end into Morpeth Road. The shed entrance is on the right-hand side just past the level crossing. Walking time 5 minutes.
52G SUNDERLAND (SOUTH DOCK)
The shed is at the end of a spur by the docks.
Turn right outside Sunderland Station into High Street West. Continue into High Street East and fork right into Warren Street. Turn right into Barrack Street and left into Prospect Row. The shed is on the right-hand side. Walking time 20 minutes.
A bus service operates from High Street East to the Dock Entrance close to the shed.
52H TYNE DOCK
The shed is on the west side of a goods line known as the Pontop and South Shields Branch.
Turn left outside Tyne Dock Station into Boldon Lane. Turn right into Green Lane, across the railway bridge, and turn sharp right into a short dead end. The shed entrance is a gate on the left-hand side at the end of a block of houses. Walking time 20 minutes.
A circular bus service labelled Simondside runs from Tyne Dock Station to the corner of Green Lane and Wenlock Road near the shed entrance.
Note.-The coal stage is some distance along the line from the shed.
52J SOUTH GOSFORTH (Diesel railcar depot)
The depot is on the north side of a goods line which diverges from the South Gosforth to Longbenton line about 1 mile north of South Gosforth Station.
Turn right from the approach to South Gosforth Station into Station Road. Fork left along a footpath almost opposite the end of Sandringham Road. Pass some blocks of modern flats on the left and continue into the end of Ridgewood Gardens (a short road). Turn left into Hunters Road, and cross the railway by means of the footbridge at the end. Continue along a footpath and turn Yeft at the end into a lane. Bear left into Hollywood Avenue, and left into a drive adjacent to house No. 78. This leads to the depot. Walking time 20 minutes.
The shed is situated at Consett Junction, in the fork of the Blackhill-Consett, and Blackhill-Bishop Auckland and Durham lines. There is now no regular passenger service on either of these lines, and both Consett and Blackhill sations are closed.
Proceed along Front Street from Market Square (centre of the town), and continue for about three-quarters of a mile, crossing an iron works level-crossing en route. Cross the bridge over several British Railways and iron works lines. A few yards after the railway bridge a path will be seen on the left-hand side leading through some allotments. Continue along this path for about 10 yards from where a boarded crossing over four lines leads to the shed. Walking time 25 minutes.
Northern General bus services Nos. 11 and 33 operate from Marlborough Crescent, Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Consett, and the same company operates a service from Durham to Consett.