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Interested in the Railways of North-East England?

A warm welcome awaits you in the North Eastern Railway Association

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Looking for Help with an Accurate Model?

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Researching Railway History?

We have lots of photographs, documents and staff records

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The North Eastern Railway Association

Founded in 1961 and catering for all those interested in the railways of North-East England

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Steve Hoather of the NER Autocar Trust has written to us as follows: As part of the restoration of NER - Read more
One of the most popular exhibitions mounted by the North Eastern Railway Association at Darlington’s Head of Steam Museum was - Read more
At heart this research paper is the story of the life of one station master at the small station of - Read more
In May the right-hand cylinder of the iconic loco 63395 failed - see photo. The NE Loco Preservation Group has - Read more
You may join, or renew your NERA membership, by purchasing a membership product from our online shop. - Read more

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Details of upcoming events such as meetings and visits


We might be able to help with your railway history research


Answers to some of the questions we are often asked

The Cradle of Railways

The North Eastern Railway covered an area measuring about 170 miles from just north of Doncaster to Berwick, and up to about 60 miles inland from the East Coast. Within this area it had a near-monopoly of rail transport and dock facilities.


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