Document library
Here we are making available a set of documents which cover aspects of the Hetton Colliery Railway, the Hetton Collieries and the plans for celebrating the 200 anniversary of the railway.
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Project flyer
A short introduction to the Hetton 200 project which explains the importance of the railway both nationally and internationally
The Hetton Coal Company Bicentenary
The achievements of the Hetton Coal Company are important not only for the associated railway but also for pioneering new techniques for sinking a shaft through permeable limestone and as an early example of a joint stock company.
John Banham   Published by Hetton Colliery Railway 200.     16 pages
The Hetton Colliery Railway
Covering the origins, operation and history of the railway between 1822 and it's closure in 1959
A joint publication by Easington Lane Community Access Point and The City of Sunderland  24 pages
The Stephenson Trail
The Stephenson Trail runs 11 miles from Hetton Hill to the River Wear following the line of the Hetton Colliery Railway. The guide contains a description of the trail and detailed route maps.
Published by Active Sunderland 20 pages