Find out about what has been happening since 2014 about preparing for the 200th anniversary of the Stockton & Darlington Railway in 2025. This video (just under 10 minutes) will be updated regularly to include new developments as they happen – so watch this space!
This article by Brendan Boyle was first published in The Globe in July 2017. The most evocative image of the early railways anywhere in the world is, without doubt, John Dobbin’s Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825, depicting the packed processional train, hauled by Locomotion 1, crossing Ignatius Bonomi’s glorious Skerne Bridge. […]
It can be difficult to make the women involved in the early days of the railway visible. They were scarcely mentioned at the time, didn’t attend committee meetings and were rarely employed. Often their role was as an unpaid support for their paid husbands. So, let’s take a quick look at some of the women […]
People of the S&DR: Percival Tully This article by Brendan Boyle was originally published in The Globe (December 2019). THIS IS THE STORY of a man who worked on the Stockton and Darlington Railway during its first decade and a half of operation. He was not an investor, an engineer or a bridge-designer, but nor […]