The last working day at Stockton railway sheds on the 31st May 1959. The gentleman to the right of the photograph (in the trilby and full length coat) is my late grandfather Tom Birtle. He worked at the Stockton sheds from 1920 until the final closure in 1959 he then spent the rest of his working life at the newly opened Thornaby sheds. For many years he and his family lived in the railway cottages at Norton.
Photograph and details courtesy of Martin Birtle.