150 years of the Darlington & Merrybent Railway that had a station which famously never sold a ticket

“THE still, quaint village of Barton has seldom had its monotonous career varied by sound more joyous and jubilant than awoke its echoes on Wednesday last and the opening of the Merrybent & Darlington Railway is not likely soon to be forgotten by those living in the district which will form the sphere of its labours,” began the Darlington & Stockton Times of 150 years ago this week.
Source: Local News from the Northern Echo

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