The Brusselton Incline has an incredible tale to tell - part of one of the world's greatest and first railway stories - here you can hear that story and read more about the context in which it is set.
We made this film with the Shildon Heritage Alliance as part of a 2020 Heritage Action Zone Festival.
It gives an overview of the formation of the Stockton & Darlington Railway and explains the creation and purpose of the Brusselton Incline.
Grab a cuppa, and sit backfor a few minutes to enjoy the Story of the Brusselton Incline
The Story of the Stockton & Darlington Railway
You can discover a great deal more about the story of the Stockton & Darlington Railway - the company that built, owned and operated the Brusselton Incline - at the website for the Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway.
However, for your convenience and enjoyment we also present here five wonderfully illustrated papers created by local history researcher Gerald Slack that explore - in five stages - aspects of the story of that railway company and specifically its roots in this area.
THE STOCKTON & DARLINGTON RAILWAY
the B.I.G. 'Gerald Slack' papers
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Industrial revolutions to 1825
The social, political and industrial landscape
The formation of a railway empire
1825 to 1833 - the transition years (the struggle for steam)