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Early Railways

THE 6th INTERNATIONAL EARLY RAILWAYS CONFERENCE

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© Northumberland Archives, ‘The Coal Waggon’, ZMD 78/14

The next Conference has been arranged for the 16 – 19 June 2016 (Thursday evening to Sunday lunchtime), to take place at Newcastle-upon-Tyne in northern England. The opening lecture will be given in the magnificent lecture hall of the North of England Institute of Mining & Mechanical Engineers (NEIMME), the other papers will be heard in the Live Theatre on the Quayside, a modern and spacious tiered auditorium. Further details will follow.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Researchers into the history and archaeology of early railways who would like to present their findings are invited to indicate their intention to the organising committee by the end of May 2015. A 300-word synopsis should be submitted for consideration by the end of September 2015.

The standard length of papers is 30 minutes, with shorter presentations and papers welcome. As before, it is intended to publish the proceedings. Proposals for papers, which are encouraged on such topics as economic, business and social history as well as on technical subjects, and any queries, should be sent to:

early.railways.conference@gmail.com


 
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The Curate, A Vicar and 5 Engineers- a North East Railway Dynasty
 


 
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Kiosk

 

This image in the pocession of Les Turnbull may have come from the Turners photographic collection. Thanks acknowleded to owners.

 

There are a number of items of interest in the photograph probably taken in 1858.  It is Newcastle Central Station with the Kiosk locomotive 1181, built by RSand Co with coachwork by John Cruce. It is proceeded by another Loco bound for Egypt? the building on the right is the Ncl Carlise Engine Shed. The building just below the Lantern Tower of St Nicholas (then a Parish church until 1882 when it became catherdral) is the Yk,Ncl Berwick engine shed. But what are the two wheels on the building behind the shed? are they part of lifting gear used to get locos from the stephenson Works onto the railway tracks at Central station? It must be remembered that direct rail access from the Works to the station were not constructed until later.


 


 
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