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North Eastern Railway Association

About The Association


The North Eastern Railway Association is a dedicated historical railway society for those interested in the railways of the former North Eastern Railway (NER).  The Society is interested in the historical period of the NER, as well the successor railway to the present day.

The Association maintains an extensive archive of photographs, books, timetables, maps, plans, diagrams and other official railway document relating to the NER, which may be examined (by prior appointment) at the Ken Hoole Study Centre, at ‘Head of Steam’ Museum, Darlington.

Benefits of Membership

  • Membership of a society that is dedicated to the North Eastern Railway and seeks to further its memory and understanding through its meetings, activities and publications

  • Extensive archive of photographs and original documents at the ‘Ken Hoole Study Centre’, Darlington

  • Free entry to the ‘Head of Steam Museum’, Darlington

  • Monthly meeting programme. ‘Presentation style’ meetings organised on railway themes

  • Magazine, ‘North Eastern Express’, issued quarterly

  • Occasional guided visits to sites of railway interest

  • Access to on-line forum

  • Modelling aspect


Meeting Programme Venue

Meeting venue varies to reflect the geographical spread of the membership, but includes York, Hull, Darlington and London





Email: Use contact box on website

Membership Fee

Individual Ordinary: £29

Digital member: £20

Family Ordinary: £39

Family Digital: £30

1st year digital only: £14


How to Join

Join via the Association’s website. You can use the following link:

Membership queries can be directed to the Membership Secretary (Keith Richardson) by email at

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