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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?

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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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This paper by Dr Sophie Vohra examines how and why communities connected to the railways celebrated anniversaries of important moments - Read more
NERA Walk, Saturday 30 April 2022 The walk is from Robin Hoods Bay to Whitby via Larpool viaduct (see photo). - Read more
The Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway have brought out a 40 page A4 fully illustrated colourful softcover book - Read more
Following the press release we can now reveal one of the modelling projects NERA have been supporting with research information - Read more
Almost one hundred years after they closed, Rosedale's ironstone mines and railway are a unique legacy which gives visitors and - Read more

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What’s On

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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