Virgin Train East Coast Class 43/2 No. 43309, in interim VTEC livery, departs Newcastle heading towards the Castle Keep and the high level bridge, tailing the 09:30 Edinburgh to London King's Cross service on 9th April 2015. The stone Castle Keep sits upon the site of the original timber castle from which the city takes its name, was built between 1172 and 1177 by Henry II and measures 62 feet by 56 feet by 81 feet tall. Now a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument, it is one of the UK's finest medieval stone castle dungeon's still open to the public and is unique in having the main East Coast Main Line running through the centre of its grounds."
Mike Brook       


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