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October 2020

The Architecture The Railways Built

October 23 - November 1

As part of a new series on TV channel ‘Yesterday’, the TV company visited Shildon, Darlington and Stockton to meet with local historians to investigate the ‘railway that got the world on track’ and initiated the modern railway age.  Watch the programme and visit a selection of the most important sites along the 26 miles of the Stockton & Darlington main line, which opened on 27th September 1825. Location: https://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/the-architecture-the-railways-built/watch-online/6163058463001

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History and Heritage Festival Launch

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hear from Chris Lloyd, Northern Echo; Dr Bob McManners, Chair of the Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone and Trish Pemberton, Chair, Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway as we open the History and Heritage Festival. @FriendsoftheStockton&DarlingtonRailway

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Walking the Line: Brusselton Incline

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Walking the Line: Brusselton Incline A guided walk from Brusselton Accommodation Bridge on the second incline on the Stockton & Darlington Railway to see the Stationary Engine (now converted into a house) and Engineman’s Houses (hear about the Young family), down to Shildon, through the former S&DR works to the Masons Arms Crossing, Timothy Hackworth’s House and railway buildings and on to Locomotion for a tour (subject to Covid restrictions) approx. 2.5 miles. Toilet facilities at Locomotion and the cafe…

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Walking the Line: Allen’s West Station to the River Tees, Stockton

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Allen’s West Station, Allen's West Station
Stockton-on-Tees,TS16 0FEUnited Kingdom
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Walking the Line: Allen’s West Station to the River Tees, Stockton 10.00 am to 2.30 pm Walk follows (or as near to as possible) the original route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. On route we will visit Eaglescliffe Station to point out where the S&DR route was originally; Preston Park to see the track bed of the S&DR, A66 Surtees Bridge, site of the suspension bridge over River Tees. St. John’s Crossing, site of an original S&DR weigh house.…

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