Did You Know?

In World War One, 18,339 employees of the NER (just over one third of the workforce) were released for military service. Sadly, 2,236 of them died. They are commemorated on the memorial on Station Approach, York, designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and dedicated in 1924.

Carriage Working

A range of six carriage rosters is now produced. Three cover the ECML for 1932, 1950 and 1958-59 (NEW) with two North-East area books for 1932 and 1954 covering local NE and inter-regional workings. An Eastern Region GN main line roster for the summer of 1956 shows services from Kings Cross to Yorkshire destinations such as Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, York and Hull. These books show the formation and working of coaching stock; the ‘set’ formations usually working a number of trains over one or more days.

Did You Know?

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