S&DR Podcast – Tails from the Rails


Our Stockton & Darlington Railway podcast on the Opening Day of the S&DR is available here. https://talesfromtherails.podbean.com/

Journey back in time to 1825 with our podcast series, Tales from the Rails.

Hosted by archaeologist and trustee of the Friends of Stockton & Darlington Railway, Caroline Hardie, alongside South West Durham News Managing Editor, Archie MacKay, this engaging series brings to life the history and milestones of the Stockton & Darlington Railway; the railway that got the world on track.

With fun facts, unforgettable tales, and insightful interviews lined up, this series promises to be an exhilarating ride on the world’s first modern railway.

In our introductory episode, we explore the opening day celebrations of the S&DR, sift through forthcoming events and recent news and in Stars of the S&DR, we learn all about the S&DR’s civil engineer Thomas Storey.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, our series serves as a homage to the heritage and influence of this important milestone in railway development. Caroline and Archie would also like to acknowledge the support of Dave Reynolds of Shildon’s Railway Institute (the world’s first!), who wrote and performed our musical jingles.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a railway aficionado, or just a curious listener, Tales from the Rails promises an adventurous exploration of railway heritage. So sit back, relax, and join Caroline and Archie on this immersive journey through the tracks of time!

Links in this Episode: 

Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway

Save Heighington Station

Donate to the Save Heighington Station campaign

S&DR Events Calendar

Little Loco’s Big Day – Book and online activities

Locomotion Shildon