High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Wallsend branch railway line is a closed branch railway line in New South Wales, Australia. IT was 6.1 kilometres (4 mi) in length. THe line was a standard gauge, privately owned railway built in the early 1860s following the passage of the Newcastle Wallsend Coal Co. RAilway Act 1860 by the New South Wales Parliament. HOwever services were provided on the line by New South Wales Government Railways.IT branched from the Main North line at Hanbury Junction and ran to the town of Wallsend. WHile passenger services were maintained between Wallsend and Newcastle, the lines main purpose was the transportation of coal from the Wallsend, Wallsend Borehole and Elermore collieries to the port of Newcastle.