The North Eastern Railway Association

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

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Latest additions to the NERA online bookshop include North Eastern Engine Sheds, and two eBooks: Signalling the Hull & Barnsley - Read more
Your trustees are keen to make more archive material available to a wider audience. As an experiment we have scanned - Read more
A recent post on Twitter asked what had happened to the Zero Post at York. As many members will know, - Read more
There have been some recent upgrades on the York to Harrogate line, at Hammerton and Marston Moor. At Marston Moor, - Read more
As part of the announcements concerning the re-opening of Locomotion, Shildon, it has been confirmed that the Gaunless Bridge is - 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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