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.

Line Diagrams

These diagrammatical plans portray a branch line or group of lines in a given area of the North Eastern Railway. Drawn as a strip map the diagrams show all the features on or connected to the main running lines including platforms, signal boxes, junctions, station & private siding connections, all referenced against the mileage. All viaducts, tunnels and bridges are shown in outline plan and elevation together with the materials used in their construction.

Did You Know?

At the outbreak of World War One, the NER employed 1,470 women and girls. By the end of hostilities this had risen to 7,885. Much more information is to be found in the book "The North Eastern Railway in the First World War" by our member Rob Langham.