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The waggonway was a timber track for horse-drawn carts transporting coal from Willington colliery in Wallsend to the banks of the River Tyne where the coal would be tipped into ships bound for London.
A waggonway dating back to the 18th century has been unearthed in a Tyneside shipyard. The 25 meter site dates back to 1780 and was found beneath the Neptune Yard in Walker, Newcastle.
The Willington waggonway, which was discovered during excavations, was built before George Stephenson's locomotive had been invented.