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From: Brian Pears <>
Subject: Re: [NMB] Place
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 17:23:23 +0000
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>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.


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

and a better view of the loco at

Cheers, Brian
Brian Pears (Gateshead, UK)
Joint Listowner NORTHUMBRIA Genealogy Mailing List
GENUKI Northumberland Maintainer

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