S & DR 195

Today, Sunday 27th September, is the 195th anniversary of the opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway. While preparations continue for the 200th anniversary, today has been marked by the premiere of a short film on YouTube called The Story of the Brusselton Incline. It has some super aerial shots of the incline today, and is well worth watching. Click here to see the film.

Photo: AN Mackay

Did You Know?

At the outbreak of World War One, the NER employed 1,470 women and girls. By the end of hostilities this had risen to 7,885. Much more information is to be found in the book "The North Eastern Railway in the First World War" by our member Rob Langham.