Chris Pulham Railway Artist

Lion, one of Beamish colliery draught horses pulling a north eastern coal wagon through the pit yard.


In the background is the stone built Winding Engine House, and the red painted wooden Heapstead.


Years ago, this would have been an everyday event with many horses and ponies being used in the Durham coalfields.


Reference photo copyright to Paul Jarman, used with his kind permission.

Lion - The Pride of Beamish