Washington F Pit and Springwell visit

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A short film made about 1968 showing the development of Washington New Town and the F Pit winder. Two CMHS member visited on a recent open day and there were only a couple of other visitors.

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Afterwards we went to Springwell on the Bowes Railway which appeared only to be open to give a diesel loco an oil change but we were made welcome and given a guided tour of the inside of the workshops and treated to a bit of gossip.

Springwell electric sub-station for the colliery here and railway. This is a couple of miles from F Pit but I believe was the upcast for it.

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