North Eastern Railway Heritage 1854 – the present

Wednesday 26 October 2022 7.30pm Open for booking – members and non-members

Heaton, of course, owes its nineteenth century expansion in great part to the railway. It will be a pleasure then, in October, to be treated to a ‘thumbnail history’ of the North Eastern Railway including its heritage, architecture, engineering and business practices.

North Eastern Railway class S2 and London & North Eastern Railway B15 with an NER J71 tank engine, Heaton c1919
North Eastern Railway class S2 and London & North Eastern Railway B15 with an NER J71 tank engine, Heaton c1919

Our Speaker

Heaton History Group member David Stewart-David first lived in North Eastern territory when he was a student at Hull University. From there he worked for British Railways at Kings Cross and at Stoke Division, before establishing transport and logistics studies at Newcastle Polytechnic. He has written many articles for transport, logistics and railway history journals. Prior to retirement he was a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He has an MA by research from the Institute of Railway Studies a jointly run centre supported by the University of York and the National Railway Museum. 

Booking and Venue

The event will take place on Wednesday 26 October at Heaton Baptist Church, Heaton Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5HN at 7.30pm.

We use the Mundella Terrace entrance. There is on street parking nearby and a car park about five minutes walk away off Jesmond Vale Lane in Heaton Park. If you have mobility needs which mean that you you would require access to the very limited parking by the door of the venue, please request this when you book.

The nearest bus stop is that of the number 1 on Second Avenue near the junction with Seventh Avenue. From there it’s a two minute walk to the church. It is about a twelve minute walk from the Coast Road bus stops near the Corner House.

The closest Metro station is Chillingham Road, about twelve minutes walk away.

The doors open at 7.00pm.  All welcome. FREE for Heaton History Group members. £2.50 for non-members. Please book your place by contacting / 07443 594154


There is ample room for social distancing at Heaton Baptist Church. The building has high ceilings and  good ventilation. There is even a gallery in which anyone who would prefer to be further apart can sit. Tea and coffee is normally available for £1 per cup.

We look forward to seeing old friends and welcoming new members and visitors.

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