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.
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