The Stockton & Darlington Railway Company Ltd (trading as the Railway Station)
An announcement on the 28th July 2020 by Locomotion, the railway museum in Shildon, that the ironwork for Stephenson’s Gaunless Bridge is due to move from the National Railway Museum in York to Locomotion, is very welcome news.
So here is a little bit more about that innovative and pioneering railway structure – this talk lasts under 9 minutes.
The name of the Stockton & Darlington Railway seems to give a lot of people trouble and they frequently get it wrong. So, in this short myth buster, we are going to look at why it’s called the Stockton & Darlington Railway and why so many people get it wrong....
Our hunt for lesser known railway related recipes continues. Earlier this month we were given a recipe for the Railway Pasty – apparently it was a sweet treat in the lunch boxes of railway workers. Now we have found (OK it was my mother!) a similar recipe for a...
This is a short myth busting discussion with slides of just over 10 minutes, between Caroline Hardie and Niall Hammond both Trustees of the Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. The story goes…..on Thursday 19th April 1821, an important, life changing...
Lockdown Lecture no.2 is all about What Survives of the 1825 S&DR.
Here is the first Lockdown Lecture featuring the Stockton & Darlington Railway. It lasts about 25 minutes, so feel free to grab a cup of tea/glass of something and tune in. As it is the first one it is not entirely glitch free (especially if you use subtitles) but...
Mrs Jane Hackworth
Some of our Skerne Bridge gifts
Timothy Hackworth was born in Wylam in 1786, five years after his fellow railway pioneer George Stephenson had been born in the same village. Their paths through life diverged but they were brought together by early experience in the coalfields of the NE England, work...
If you are looking for things to do with the children while they are staying safe at home, you could order some chocolate mini rolls, chocolate fingers and chocolate buttons in your next shop (giant or regular size buttons depending on the effect you are after - the...
Hand made English pewter bookmark with a tassel. The funnel of Locomotion No.1 decorates it.
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