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Stockton and Darlington Railway

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Stockton and Darlington Railway

This line is mostly open. This was the first public line to employ steam power from its opening. Line line was 25 miles long, engineered by George Stephenson and opened in September 1825 from Witton Park to Stockton Quay. The gauge of this line was accepted as "standard gauge" and is used in Britain and throughout the world.

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Engineers George Stephenson
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Opened 1825
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Clickable map of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

Looking east at the old coal drops by Shildon station.
Looking east at the old coal drops by Shildon station.

Chronology 

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The line was extended to superior harbour facilities at Middlesbrough.

Description of route 

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From Stockton to Darlington.


Page created on 15/03/2000
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford