The North Eastern Railway Association

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

Collection & Preservation of Records – Journal – Meetings – Models – Books – Information Panels

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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
You may now buy or renew your NERA membership by purchasing a membership product from our online shop. - Read more
At Hunmanby, on Wednesday 18th August at 1pm the ribbon will be cut on the first full-size North Eastern Railway - Read more
The HRE Group (Historical Railways Estate Group) is an alliance of walking, cycling and heritage campaigners, civil engineers and greenway - 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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