Answers to your questions
Did You Know?
The NER freight line from Shildon, Co. Durham, to Newport (near Middlesbrough) was electrified in 1915-16 using overhead wires. The system reverted to steam traction in 1935.
What area do you cover?
The territory of the former North Eastern Railway, extending roughly from north of Doncaster to the Scottish border, and from the east coast to the Yorkshire and Durham dales.
What period do you cover?
From the inception of railways to the present day.
Do you cater for modellers?
Yes, we have many members who model railways in the north east and modelling articles feature regularly in our quarterly journal North Eastern Express.
Do you sell books on North Eastern Railway subjects?
Yes, we have a good range of books on the NER, as well as facsimiles of original railway documents. Please see the shop page.
How can I join?
Please see the membership page.
My relative worked for the railway in the area. How can I find more about them?
What is there in the archive?
Please go to the archive page.
Can I find out if others share my interest in a particular topic?
Of course! Members can post questions and answers on our Forum page. If you wish, you could also post a question on our Facebook page, or drop a line to our Editor or Archivist using the contact form. Our members are regularly involved in primary source research at County Record Offices, the National Archives (Kew), and elsewhere.