There were two Railway Streets:
1. Terrace houses, built in or before 1881: two rows running from West Street down to High Lane Row; the north row, backing onto the railway, was in three sections. The south row was in two sections, also running from West Street down to High Lane Row.
2. By 1941/42, the two east sections of the North side, and the east section of the south side had gone; these were replaced by 38 residential homes (Nos. 1-44) - 23 built in 1946.
Part of the south side (east section of the old Railway Street) was built over, in 1946, by the most northerly house in East Street.
The west sections of the old Railway Street were demolished in 1968, and replaced by East Street (a road bordering the railway, and running along the back of South Street (north side), from West Street, down to where it meets the back of the 1968-built East Street houses), and South Street (north and south sides), from West Street down to East Street.
Named after: Or, because of, Its close proximity to the railway.
Photograph courtesy of Norman Dunn: http://www.oldtyneside.co.uk/
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