Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway 2015 Conference

Helen Goodman MP Introduces our 2015 Conference

Why Hold a Conference?


2025 will mark the bicentenary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, widely acknowledged as the birthplace of the modern railway age and of international significance.

The Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway held a one day conference in 2015 at Locomotion – the National Railway Museum at Shildon, in order to bring together all interested parties, including local government, to work together towards improved conservation and access of the line and submit a joint bid for World Heritage Site status in time for 2025. The papers given at this conference can be downloaded here:

2015 Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway Conference Papers

Conference Speakers

Find out more about the speakers at the 2015 conference

Conference Team

Meet the organising team from the 2015 conference

Conference Gallery

A gallery of images from the 2015 conference