S&DR 197th Anniversary Event

To be announced

SATURDAY 24th and SUNDAY 25th SEPTEMBER – Celebrating the 197th Anniversary of the Opening of the Stockton & Darlington Railway – at Shildon and Darlington.  More details to follow.

S&DR 197th anniversary walk

New Inn Crossroads at Phoenix Row

TUESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER – The actual 197th Anniversary – Walk Witton Colliery via Phoenix Row and Etherley to West Auckland and the Station Master’s House (To be led by Members of Etherley incline & Witton Park Group and WASH).


The ‘HIGHLAND RAILWAY – The Line & Stations that opened from 1855 to 1863’

Sunday School Building, Locomotion Museum, Soho Street, Shildon, DL4 1PG Sunday School Building, Soho Street, Shildon

The ‘HIGHLAND RAILWAY – The Line & Stations that opened from 1855 to 1863’ by KEN HODGSON A long time Member of the FNRM, Ken is a fantastic photographer and speaker. Saturday 27th May 2023 in the SUNDAY SCHOOL BUILDING at                                               LOCOMOTION, SHILDON, DL4 1PG. (See location on a map) Doors open 10am for 10.30 am   Entrance […]


Visit to Tanfield Railway

Tanfield Railway

17 August (Thursday) - Visit to Tanfield Railway. Arrive 10.30am at Andrews House car park. Tour of yard area, shed, workshops, etc. (toilets available in carriage shed) Buffet lunch in […]

Visit to the National Railway Museum, York

National Railway Museum, York

29 August (Tuesday) - Visit to the National Railway Museum, York - guided tour around parts of the extensive archive department. Arrive 11.00 am at the NRM - location to […]

Shildon Circular Railway Guided Walk

Locomotion, Shildon

Discover Shildon's historic place in the industrial revolution with this circular walk between the key sites in the world's first railway town though the story of the Stockton & Darlington […]


198th Anniversary event at Locomotion Shildon

Locomotion, Shildon

The Friends of the S&DR is celebrating the 198th Anniversary of the Stockton & Darlington Railway over the weekend of 23rd and 24th September at Locomotion, Shildon, Co Durham DL4 […]

198th anniversary Garden Party (members only)

Stationmaster's House, West Auckland , United Kingdom

At 12:12pm on the 27th September there will be a celebratory garden party at Station House, Station Road, St Helen Auckland, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 9EX with a short walk along the line […]

Friends’ AGM 2023

Georgian Theatre, Stockton Green Dragon Yard,, Stockton-on-Tees

The date for our AGM this year will be Saturday 28th of October and will be held at the Georgian Theatre in Stockton. Details still to be announced.