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

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1825 Year of the Railway

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Stockton & Darlington Railway Documentry (David Sheperd)

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.
    • Essentials 

    • Genesis 

    • Founding of Middlesbrough 

    • The way north 

    • Wear Valley Railway 

    • Cleveland iron ore 

    • Over Stainmore 

    • Progress and amalgamation 

    • Later history 

    • Accidents and incidents 

    • Anniversary celebrations 

    • Legacy