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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.

Did You Know?

In 1907, an engine driver on the NER earned an average of £2.47 per week, and a signalman earned £1.45.