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

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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