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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Latest additions to the NERA online bookshop include BR(NER) Newcastle Station Train Working June-September 1952NER Passenger Timetable July 1880Line Diagrams - Read more
This Fact Sheet has been prepared from documents held in the NERA Archive and in private collections. It is based - Read more
New signs depicting locomotives with a close connection to Darlington have recently been put up at the Haughton Road roundabout. - Read more
On Sunday 7 March Locomotion No.1, probably one of the world's most famous railway locomotives, was moved from the Head - Read more
Our member John McCrickard writes: Today we remember the withdrawal of passenger services between Darlington and Middleton-in-Teesdale, the last trains - Read more

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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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