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  Stockton
Altogether Stockton is one of the handsomest and cleanest towns in the north of England.
The Stockton and Darlington Railway, which forms the first part of this line of communication, has one terminus on the quay, in the very heart of the town, and extends by Yarm and Darlington to Witton Colliery, near Bishop Auckland.
Stockton is a polling-station for the southern division of the county of Durham.
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 Stockton And Darlington Railway
The Stockton and Darlington Railway (S&DR), which opened in 1825, was the first permanent steam locomotive railway.
At first, the organisation of the S&DR bore little relation to that of most modern railways, and was run in the traditional manner of the wagonway s of the time.
The S&DR company became the sole train operator on the line, parallel tracks were built for trains travelling in opposite directions, timetables were established and a crude signalling system was established to prevent collisions.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/Stockton_and_Darlington_Railway   (1454 words)

  
 The Industrial Revolution in Darlington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Darlington was the first town in the North East of England to have a tram system.
Darlington is famous for its contribution to railway history.
Darlington is internationally known as the birthplace of the railways.
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 Stockton and Darlington Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Stockton and Darlington Railway (SandDR), which opened in 1825, was the first permanent steam locomotive railway.
At first, the organisation of the SandDR bore little relation to that of most modern railways, and was run in the traditional manner of the wagonways of the time.
The SandDR was absorbed into the North Eastern Railway in 1863, which merged into the London and North Eastern Railway in 1922.
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 Stockton and Darlington Railway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The S&DR was constructed in the early 1820s and was initially meant to be an ordinary horse-drawn wagonway, which were then commonplace in England.
The S&DR company became the sole train operator on the line, two parallel tracks were built for trains traveling in different directions, timetables were established and a crude signaling system was established to prevent collisions.
The Stockton and Darlington railway company, was absorbed into the North Eastern Railway in 1863, which was eventually merged into the London and North Eastern Railway in 1922.
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 Railways of Britain2
On the border of County Durham and North Yorkshire, in the North East of England, is the town of Darlington.
From that day railways which were predominantly used in and around collieries developed, leading to the Liverpool and Manchester railway, the first inter-city railway, and then on to the network of railways that cover the world today.
Needless to say the business men of Darlington were not to happy about this as they wanted their town served by the railway as they were footing a good quantity of the bill.
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 Assess the contribution of railways to Britain's economic growth in the 19th century.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To assess the effect of the railways on economic growth in Britain during the 19th century it is perhaps appropriate to first consider the growth of the small north eastern town from where the Stockton and Darlington Railway made its maiden journey.
It is well documented that the Stockton and Darlington Railway made its maiden journey, pulled by the locomotive Locomotion One, on Tuesday, 27 September 1825.
Young,R., Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive, Shildon's 'Stockton and Darlington Railway' Jubilee Committee, 1975
www.historyhome.co.uk /peel/railways/railwys2.htm   (2404 words)

  
 Stockton and Darlington
Astonishment was not confined to the human species, for the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air seemed to view with wonder and awe the machine, which now moved onward at a rate of 10 or 12 mph with a weight of not less than 80 tons attached to it.
The distance from Brussleton to Stockton is twenty and a half miles, the entire length from Witton Park Colliery, nearly 25 miles, being, we believe, the largest railway in the Kingdom.
The whole population of the towns and villages within a few miles of the railway seem to have turned out, and we believe we speak within the limits of truth, when we say that not less than 40 or 50,000 persons were assembled to witness the proceedings of the day.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /RAstockton.htm   (1122 words)

  
 Stockton and Darlington Railway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Stockton and Darlington railway (S&DR) was the world's first Railway to successfully use steam locomotives and carry passengers; however, because it still used horses, it is not considered to be the world's first proper railway.
Inspired by wealthy local wool merchant Edward Pease, the S&DR was constructed in the early 1820s and was initially meant to be an ordinary horse-drawn wagonway, which were then commonplace in England.
The S&DR company became the sole train operator on the line, two parallel tracks were built for trains traveling in opposite directions, timetables were established and a crude signaling system was established to prevent collisions.
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 The Romance of the L.N.E.R.
With great confidence the promoters of the new railway had announced that the line would be opened on Tuesday, September 27, and as early as half-past five in the morning hundreds of vehicles of all kinds were moving towards the railway.
Soon afterwards the junction of the Darlington branch with the main line was reached, the first eight and a half miles having been covered in sixty-five minutes (excluding stops), at an average speed of eight miles an hour.
During the latter half of 1829 an extension of the railway from Stockton to an obscure village known as Middlesbrough, situated near the mouth of the River Tees, was proposed.
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 Darlington - Tees Valley Information - Teesside - North East England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
that is devoted to the area formerly served by the North Eastern Railway, with particular reference to the Stockton and Darlington Railway, and the railway industry of Darlington.
It worked on the Stockton and Darlington Railway for over 30 years before ultimate preservation at Darlington's Bank Top Station and since 1975 at the Museum.
Darlington really is a place where living heritage is all around you.
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 Darlington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One of the nicest architectural attractions in Darlington is the parish church of St Cuthbert, built in the 12th century by Hugh Pudsey, Prince-Bishop of Durham (the spire was added in the 14th century).
On September 27th 1825 the Stockton and Darlington Railway - the world's first public railway - was opened.
Just a short distance from Darlington Railway Centre & Museum is the impressive Skerne Bridge, as depicted in John Dobbin's water-colour painting of the opening of the railway and featured on the reverse of the £5 Bank of England note.
www.shoulderofmutton.net /darlington.html   (415 words)

  
 1825 Birth of the Railways - Stockton Borough Council
A Bill was passed by Parliament in 1819, which led to the Act of 1821 for 'the making of a railway from Witton Park Colliery to Darlington and Stockton with a branch leading off to Yarm'.
The Stockton and Darlington Railway opened on 27th September 1825, when Locomotion and it's train ran from Witton Park Colliery to Stockton.
In 1854, the North Eastern Railway was formed from the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway, the York and Midland Railway, and the Leeds Northern Railway.
www.stockton.gov.uk /citizenservices/leisureandents/artandculture/32179/local_history/birth_railways   (439 words)

  
 Darlington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Darlington is a town in the north-east of England.
It is the main population centre in the Borough of Darlington.
Darlington is known for its associations with the birth of railways.
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 The Stockton and Darlington Railway (S&DR) was authorised by an Act of Parliament dated ****, to construct the ...
The initial idea for a railway from Middlesbrough to Redcar came from a Redcar man, Stephen Coulson, who made a proposal at a public meeting in the Crown and Anchor in 1841.
It was agreed that a railway would enable Redcar to increase its popularity as a seaside resort by attracting visitors from South and West Yorkshire who had to endure long journeys in horse drawn coaches.
In the 1860’s the miniature railway, boating pond and Italian Gardens were built along with the 500 feet long pier, which opened in 1869.
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 Railways of Britain2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With the arrival of George Francis train and his patent for 'Street cars', as mentioned in the main Tramways topic page, it was soon decided that this mode of transport would be ideal for Darlington.
Darlington was to become the third such system.
Train was approached with regards to use of the patent and he agreed that it could be used to develop a system in the town and he was employed as an advisor.
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 Darlington Northern Railraod
A modern-day descendent of the Stockton and Darlington Railway
A prospectus was produced "...The railway is proposed to extend from Stockton to the collieries in the Auckland district, by one continued main line, until it approach to the coalfield, where it is intended to separate into the principal branches...
On 12th May, 1821 at the Kings Head in Darlington, the committee formed in 1818 was dissolved and a Railway Board of Directors was elected.
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 George Stephenson (1781 - 1848) and Robert Stephenson (1803 - 1859)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Stockton and Darlington Railway, the first public railway to be empowered to convey goods and passengers by steam traction, has been dismissed by historians as fulfilling little more than a precursory role in the inauguration of the 'Railway Age'.
His second engine, the Locomotion attained speeds of 12mph and ran on the Stockton to Darlington Railway, the first public steam railway in the world to convey goods and passengers which opened on 27 September 1825.
He was consulted on railway projects in many countries, and spread his ideas for safety and passenger comfort.
www.mg002b3988.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /stephenson.htm   (803 words)

  
 Railway Heritage
The front entrance of the Park is close to the original trackbed of the Stockton and Darlington line and the place of legend where horse and steam went head to head in a race and steam emerged victorious.
The Museum of Hartlepool (new window) houses a fascinating gallery on the impact of the railways on the development of Hartlepool and the force behind that development, Ralph Ward Jackson.
The line of the Stockton and Darlington Railway was extended from Stockton to the sea in 1861 when Joseph Pease built a new seaside resort - Saltburn.
www.drcm.org.uk /Content/Railway+Heritage.htm   (472 words)

  
 BBC - Tees Features - Stockton and Darlington Railway
It's probably the most famous railway line in the world, but while the first engine can still be admired few clues remain as to where the trains used to run.
There had been other railways before the tracks were laid down between Stockton and Darlington in the 1820s.
When the Stockton and Darlington line became the first to take passengers and cargo by locomotive engine, all our lives were destined to change.
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 150 Years of Alston’s Railway
Before the railways, the entrepreneurs promoting a canal from Newcastle upon Tyne to the Solway expected lead from the North Pennine ore-field to be a substantial source of revenue.
The Directors of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway had always seen Alston Moor as part of their natural empire, but their immediate concerns were to make their railway more suitable for operation by steam locomotives, convert the single track sections to double track, and pay off their huge debts.
The activity by the Stockton and Darlington Railway Group appears to have spurred the Directors of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway into taking action to protect their interests and they deposited plans and presented a Bill to Parliament for a railway from Haltwhistle to Nenthead.
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 The Stockton & Darlington Railway - Menu page
The Stockton and Darlington Railway only existed for a mere 38 years, yet the impact on the world cannot be denied or measured.
On 13th November, 1818, a general meeting was held at Darlington Town Hall and resolution was proposed to apply for an Act of Parliament to construct a rail or tramroad based upon the plan produced by George Overton.
And so on 19th April, 1821, with little opposition in Parliament the first Act of the Stockton and Darlington Railway was passed.
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 The Stockton and Darlington Railway (S&DR) was authorised by an Act of Parliament dated ****, to construct the ...
To enable the scheme to be considered at the next session of Parliament the plans were hurriedly prepared by the Darlington Committee and deposited by the end of the month, even though it had not been decided whether a canal would be dug or a railway would be built.
The Stockton and Darlington Railway (SandDR) was finally authorised by an Act of Parliament dated 19 April 1821, to construct what would later be promoted as the World’s First Passenger Railway.
On 19 April 1842 the railway was opened through Shildon Tunnel to South Church, passing through the east–west ridge that rises to the 500ft contour to the north of the town.
www.staff.ncl.ac.uk /m.h.ellison/nera/may_walk_2000.htm   (3384 words)

  
 Railways of Britain - A Bravenet.com Hosted Site
This railway named after the Duke of Clarence a land owner in County Durham, had its background due to the original scheme of George Overton and the proposal for a canal or railway connecting the south Durham coal fields with the docks at Stockton.
In 1865 the North Eastern railway took over the line as part of its empire and the SandDR was soon to follow, though the Clarence railway was 6 miles shorter it was never a success.
This section of the Clarence railway is part of the original terminus at Haverton hill with the extension of 1834 to Port Clarence which from the sidings at Haverton hill is single track to the refineries and port.
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 Welcome to the Stockton and Darlington Railway Website
The origins of the Stockton and Darlington Railway can be dated back to October 1767 when local businessmen decided that communication links between the coalmines of South Durham and the port of Stockton-on-Tees needed dramatic improvements.
The leading parties of Darlington and Yarm were naturally opposed to this idea and a feud began between the commercial men of the two sides.
In general, the Stockton party, with the exception of Raisbeck, favoured the construction of canal, where as the Darlington and Yarm parties favoured the construction of a tram-road.
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 William Cudworth - Engineer
John Dixon as engineer to that railway, retaining this position in the Darlington District after the amalgamation of the Stockton and Darlington with the North Eastern Railway.
He was a native of Darlington, and as a youth became associated with the old Stockton and Darlington Railway, the first passenger railway in the world.
Cudworth, late of Darlington and now of York, is chief engineer of the southern division of the North-Eastern Railway at the present time, and his brother James, who was once locomotive superintendent at Bank Top, Darlington, has been well known in connection with the locomotive department of the South-Eastern Railway.
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 Stockton & Darlington Railway
To commemorate the route of the historic Stockton and Darlington Railway with information boards and the publication of a walk-and-ride guide...
The story of the Stockton & Darlington Railway is told here, from its origins to exploit a rich vein of coal, in 1825, right up to today.
Stockton & Darlington Railway in England, first railway in the world to operate freight and passenger service with steam traction.
railwayengine.info /info/Stockton-&-Darlington-Railway   (866 words)

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