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Glossary Results for Word "Stockton & Darlington Railway (SDR)"

Stockton & Darlington Railway (SDR) This was the first public line to employ steam power from its opening. The line was 25 miles long, engineered by George StephensonExplain 'Stephenson, George (1781—1848)' and opened in September 1825 from Witton Park to Stockton Quay. The gauge of this line was accepted as “standard gauge”Explain 'Standard Gauge' and is used in Britain and throughout the world.