Incorporated by act of 6th May 1833 (3 Wm 4, cap.35). Undertaking was purchased by York & North Midland Railway Company under act of 1845 (8 & 9 Vic, cap.57). Under act of 31st July 1854 (17 & 18 Vic, cap.211), York & North Midland Railway Company, and Leeds Northern Railway Company were dissolved and vested in York, Newcastle & Berwick Railway Company, thenceforth called North-eastern Railway Company, later known as North Eastern Railway Company.
North Eastern Railway Company, Hull & Barnsley Railway Company, and Hull Joint Dock Committee were dissolved and united into one company called North Eastern Railway Company as from 1st April 1922 by virtue of North Eastern and Hull & Barnsley railway companies Amalgamation Scheme 1922 dated 1st April 1922. This North Eastern Railway Company became part of London & North Eastern Railway Company as from 1st January 1923 under North Eastern, Eastern, & East Scottish Group Amalgamation Scheme 1922 dated 30th December 1922.
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