This was the eastern terminus of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway in Gateshead, on the south bank of the River Tyne by a quayside. The line was extended from Blaydon to Redheugh in 1837 and reached Newcastle via Scotswood in 1839, after which the Redheugh line was the branch.
The station was just east of the Redheugh Hall and the Redheugh Ferry over the River Tyne to Newcastle. To its west was the junction for the Tanfield Branch (Brandling Junction Railway), largely a mineral line but carrying passengers 1842-4. The site was on the western edge of Gateshead.
Francis Whishaw, writing in 1842, described the station thus:
At the Redheugh station there are four lines of way, running parallel to the River Tyne, with a quay extending the whole length. Two cranes are conveniently placed for loading and unloading vessels and the railway-wagons. There are two goods-sheds in a line with each other near to the edge of the quay; each shed will hold five wagons. Between the sheds, through which a single line runs, there is a turning platform, by which the loads are transferred onto the main line. There is also a weigh-bridge conveniently placed on the cross line between the sheds. The passenger-shed will hold six carriages on one line of way.
There is a shed for repairing two carriages at a time. The locomotive engine-shed will hold two engines and tenders on a single line of way : it is furnished with a race or pit. There is a small office constructed of wood at this station.
Newcastle [Shot Tower]
Newcastle Central [Metro]
Newcastle Carliol Square
| King Edward Bridge North Junction|
King Edward Bridge South Junction
King Edward Bridge
Redheugh Bank Foot
King Edward Bridge East Junction
Elswick Lead Works
Queen Elizabeth II Bridge
Tanfield Branch Junction
Forth Banks Goods
Gateshead (Greenfield) Shed
Forth Banks Viaduct
Forth Bank Works
Newcastle West Junction
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Blaydon to Redheugh, Gateshead opened and a ferry operates to Newcastle.
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