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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.

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In 1870 the NER transported 15 million tons of coal; in 1907 this had risen to 40.6 million tons.