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Experiment timetable

The Stockton & Darlington Railway was the first public passenger railway. When it opened in 1825, passengers travelled in a specially designed coach called Experiment. This timetable for Experiment shows that passenger traffic on the Stockton & Darlington Railway began on 10 October 1825. Experiment was initially pulled by horses and was timetabled to travel from Stockton to Darlington in two hours, with a fare of 1 shilling.

There were no stations. In Darlington, passengers boarded near the North Road crossing. In Stockton, they boarded at different places on the quay.

Experiment timetable

Image courtesy of Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum

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