Belah Viaduct - Stainmore Railway

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The construction of Belah Viaduct began on 25th November 1857 when the foundation stone was laid by Henry Pease of Darlington. It was built by Gilkes, Wilson & Co from Middlesborough. The total cost of the viaduct was 31,630. With indecent haste and in the wake of considerable protest this uniqe viaduct at Belah was demolished during 1963 just one year after the last train the "Stainmore Limited" had travelled Eastward over the high girders for the final time. If you visit the site of the Belah Viaduct today you can still see the wondedrful butresses at both ends and you can only imagine what this magnificent structure would have looked like in its glory.

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Belah Viaduct 1940

Belah Viaduct 1955

Belah Viaduct 1959

Belah Viaduct 1961

Belah Viaduct

Belah Signal Box

Belah Signal Box

Signal Box 2005

Belah Buttress 2005


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