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27/09/1825 The Stockton and Darlington Railway is opened

The Stockton and Darlington Railway is world's first public railway to use steam locomotives, its first line connected collieries near Shildon with Stockton-on-Tees and Darlington. The movement of coal to ships rapidly became a lucrative business, and the line was soon extended to a new port and town at Middlesbrough.

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