The Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway – 27 September 1825

Posted on September 27th, 2013 by Amy

On 27 September 1825, George Stephenson opened the Stockton and Darlington Railway by driving the engine, ‘Locomotion’, between the two towns, and delivering a cargo of coal and flour.

The train also carried 1,000 passengers, who, according to this newspaper report from 7 October 1825, ‘were highly delighted’ by the novel exhibition.

historical newspaper report on The Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway

Cambridge Chronicle and Journal – Friday 07 October 1825

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000420/18251007/017/0004

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