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From: Brian Pears <>
Subject: Re: [NMB] Place
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 17:23:23 +0000
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wrote:
>There was a Pit there, the wagon works were big employers. There was an
>electricity power station (well a sub station at least) It was the main depot
>for the Sunderland District Omnibus Company ' the Blues'. the local school
>was called Paddock Style.

Freda

There was indeed a power station at Philadelphia - a rather large
and very early power station associated with the Dorothea Pit.
This is commemorated in the names of three streets - Voltage
Terrace, Electric Crescent, Tesla Street - which were adjacent
to it. The streets survive but the power station doesn't

Philadelphia is also the location of a locomotive shed which was
formerly associated with the colliery too. In recent years it
housed a famous preserved locomotive, "Sir Nigel Gresley". See

http://www.freefoto.com/pictures/transport_rail_steam/mainline/index.asp?i=14
http://www.freefoto.com/pictures/transport_rail_steam/mainline/index.asp?i=17
http://www.freefoto.com/pictures/transport_rail_steam/mainline/index.asp?i=53
http://www.freefoto.com/pictures/transport_rail_steam/mainline/index.asp?i=54

and a better view of the loco at

http://www.freefoto.com/pictures/transport_rail_steam/mainline/index.asp?i=23

Cheers, Brian
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Brian Pears (Gateshead, UK) http://www.swinhope.myby.co.uk/
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