Did You Know?

The longest absolutely straight railway in the UK is the 18-mile section from just west of Brough to a point near Osgodby, Selby.

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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.