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Written by Ken Short - 25 Feb 2004
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Location notes
The line runs from north to south, with Newcastle to the North. Through Gateshead, Sunderland, Seaham, Hartlepool to the Teesside area.
Railway type and traffic
DMUís running between Newcastle & Teesside.

Booked freight, at the time of writing, includes:
DRS Flask Traffic. 6E44 Carlisle-Seaton and 6M60 return/
Freightliner Cement traffic..6E78 Earles-Seaham and 6M25 return: 6E90 Oxwellmains-Seaham and 6S26 return ( ***NOTE*** 6E90/6S26 can not be seen from the bridge at Dawdon just south of Seaham)

It should be remembered that these trains do not always run to their booked days.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Dawdon
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
A small coastal town in County Durham.
Road directions
The bridge at Dawdon is on the A182 Dawdon Link Road which is approximately 2 miles east of the A19 road.
Travelling either north or south on the A19 take the slip road which is signposted A182 for Murton: Seaham: Dalton Park Shopping Outlet.
If travelling NORTH then you will need to turn to your right, having left the A19, to travel east. If travelling SOUTH you will turn to your left.

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Dawdon map co-ordinates
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Public transport
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Nearby Dalton Park Shopping Outlet , and local shops.
Although there will be local pubs that would probably do Bed and Breakfast I would suggest that this location would be best visited as part of a North East visit.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.

Googly map
Streetmap links
Dawdon general view map
Dawdon close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary

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Photographic notes
The location is an over bridge (A182 Dawdon Link Road) at the site of the former Dawdon Colliery which gives a good view in either direction, again the position of the sun can effect your position.

General views - All photographs © Ken Short unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

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