Did You Know?

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.

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?

The NER was the first railway company to recognise a trade union, and to agree to arbitration as a method of settling disputes.