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Bishop Auck­land: Bed­ford Lodge, the home built by rail­way pi­o­neer Joseph Pease in 1839, has been de­mol­ished be­cause of its poor con­di­tion, and de­spite a Grade 2 list­ing. The site has been reused for 53 homes.

Dar­ling­ton: The A1 Steam Lo­co­mo­tive Trust has se­lected the four- road for­mer Stock­ton & Dar­ling­ton en­gine shed in Whes­soe Road as its op­er­at­ing base. Most re­cently a wagon re­pair and paint shop, it will need ex­ten­sive re­fur­bish­ment to achieve the tar­get open­ing date of 2025.

Gos­forth: The wrought iron para­pets of the 19th cen­tury bridge car­ry­ing the Tyne & Wear Metro over Killing­worth Road have been gifted to the Stephen­son Rail­way Mu­seum in North Shields. A re­place­ment steel struc­ture has just been in­stalled.

Ox­en­hope: The Keigh­ley & Worth Val­ley Rail­way’s plans to re­place the con­verted Mk 1 coach with a per­ma­nent cafe have been post­poned be­cause the es­ti­mated cost is al­most four times the £ 250,000 that has been re­served for the project.

Rilling­ton: Net­work Raul closed Ivy Leaf Farm level cross­ing on the York-Scar­bor­ough line at the end of Septem­ber. It was the scene of a fa­tal col­li­sion be­tween a train and car in 2014. Bar­ton- le- Wil­lows cross­ing on the same route has also been closed, while Haxby is also on the hit list.

Wash­ing­bor­ough: The steel­work for the bridge over the new Lin­coln eastern by­pass road was in­stalled dur­ing a planned clo­sure of the rail­way over the week­end of Oc­to­ber 21/ 22.

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