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Shildon, Railway Station ("world's first")

Photo by Topical Press Agency, London, text on reverse reads: 'First Railway Pasasenger Station on "Surtees Railway" (At Shildon Lodge Colliery) in the world, where horses were used for haulage to and from Darlington. The coach started from the building through the arch, now walled up. This was afterwards used for goods traffic.'

Date:
c.1925
Period:
1901 - 1925
Place:
Shildon
You can see a history of Shildon at the Keys to the Past website.
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Item Type:
photograph
Donor:
Elliot
Artist:
unknown
Reference:
DR08658

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