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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.'
You can see a history of Shildon
at the Keys to the Past website.
The Keys to the Past (www.keystothepast.info
) website provides access to a complete record of archaeological and historical sites in County Durham and Northumberland.
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