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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 1907 the NER owned about 1,000 houses which were occupied rent-free by staff. 600 of the houses were occupied by stationmasters. It was proposed "...to abolish this arrangement gradually by making a proper rent charge for the houses, a corresponding addition being made to ... salaries or wages..."