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Talking Tees Valley Pack: Dangerous Railways

01 February 2024

Each month we use objects and photos from our museums in the Tees Valley to take a closer look at the lives and stories from people in our area.

This time we are diving into the railway world to look at what stories we hold regarding those who were injured on the railways and taking a look at just how hard and dangerous this work could be.

Many people will have family members who have worked for the railways, take a look through this pack to discover what working conditions would have been like for railway workers in the past!

Download your pack here: Dangerous Railways

Download the Word Document version (this version will be accessible for screen readers) here: Dangerous Railways


A group of men pose for a photo with three rows of men going from high to low. At the bottom is a boy laying on the floor in a stretcher, his head is turned towards the camera.

St Johns Ambulance First Aid practice with North East Railway men. Image courtesy of Hopetown Darlington.