Stainmore Railway, sd&lur, ner, kirkby stephen, westmorland, cumbria, belah viaduct, stainmore summit, Stockton & Darlington Railway,North Eastern Railway

   sd&lur     S&D Co.     ner

The Stainmore Railway
The South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway

The railway opened to traffic on 4th July 1861, and for passenger services on 8th August 1861,
with two trains a day in each direction worked by the Stockton & Darlington Railway.
From 30th June 1862 the SD&LUR was absorbed into the Stockton & Darlington Railway,
this in turn merging into the North Eastern Railway from 13th July 1863...
...but that's only the beginning.