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[Note 153.8] "The coals are shipping every day":- Pigot's 1834 Directory of County Durham says "The coals are got at a depth of from 150 to 350 yards, and are let down a railway seven miles in length, and shipped on the banks of the River Wear near Sunderland, where the company have extensive wharfs for the shipping and landing goods, and where vessels of large burden can ride in safety". [ref: http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/h027.htm] Below is part of a 1904 map of Lambton railways showing the course of Hetton Railway [ref: ttp://www.searlecanada.org/sunderland/sunderland009.html]

 

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