Two way bills of the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company, 1862, one dated 10 Feb from Adelaide Colliery, Bishop Auckland; the other dated 13 Feb from North Bitchburn Colliery, Witton-le-Wear, Durham.
Stockton and Darlington Railway Company
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 96 MS 640
- Dates of Creation1862
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 sheets
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Stockton and Darlington Railway was built to carry coal from the collieries of West Durham to the port of Stockton. In 1821, Edward Pease and a group of businessmen formed the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company. Royal Assent for the project was given in 1821, and building started the following year. The railway was opened in 1825, the first locomotive railway in Britain.
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Bought from the Roundhouse Bookshop in 1964.
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
13" x 8"
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
Further records relating to the Stockton and Darlington railway Company are held at the Public Record Office, London; Durham County Record Office; the National Railway Museum; and Durham University Library.
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