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1862 After the passing of the Act for the regulation of passenger traffic on the Tyne, John Rogerson gave attention to the improvement of the ferry-steamers on the river. He introduced improved steamers known as the Red Star Line. These steamers were afterwards taken over by the Tyne General Ferry Co, of which Mr. Rogerson was for some years managing director.
1875 the steamers were stated to be carrying four million passengers per annum.
1879 Tyne General Ferry Co fitted a Perkins engine to a boat.