Bishop Auckland: Bedford Lodge, the home built by railway pioneer Joseph Pease in 1839, has been demolished because of its poor condition, and despite a Grade 2 listing. The site has been reused for 53 homes.
Darlington: The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has selected the four- road former Stockton & Darlington engine shed in Whessoe Road as its operating base. Most recently a wagon repair and paint shop, it will need extensive refurbishment to achieve the target opening date of 2025.
Gosforth: The wrought iron parapets of the 19th century bridge carrying the Tyne & Wear Metro over Killingworth Road have been gifted to the Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields. A replacement steel structure has just been installed.
Oxenhope: The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s plans to replace the converted Mk 1 coach with a permanent cafe have been postponed because the estimated cost is almost four times the £ 250,000 that has been reserved for the project.
Rillington: Network Raul closed Ivy Leaf Farm level crossing on the York-Scarborough line at the end of September. It was the scene of a fatal collision between a train and car in 2014. Barton- le- Willows crossing on the same route has also been closed, while Haxby is also on the hit list.
Washingborough: The steelwork for the bridge over the new Lincoln eastern bypass road was installed during a planned closure of the railway over the weekend of October 21/ 22.