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Interested in the Railways of North-East England?

A warm welcome awaits you in the North Eastern Railway Association

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Looking for Help with an Accurate Model?

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Researching Railway History?

We have lots of photographs, documents and staff records

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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

Read The Latest News:

As some NERA members may know Darlington Borough Council are planning a significant revamp of the North Road station site - Read more
The World’s First Locomotive Factory has been published by The Robert Stephenson Trust to coincide with and commemorate the bicentenary - Read more
To be held on Saturday 19th November 2022 and Sunday 20th November 2022. The conference will consist of a series - Read more
Author (and NERA Vice-President) Ian Mitchell describes the development of fares and tickets on the North Eastern Railway from 1870 - Read more
This paper by Dr Sophie Vohra examines how and why communities connected to the railways celebrated anniversaries of important moments - 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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