The Globe is the journal published by the Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. It comes out two times a year in July and December. Paid up members of the Friends receive either a PDF copy or a hard copy. Back issues in hard copy can be purchased in our online shop here.

The Globe is named after Timothy Hackworth’s locomotive which was commissioned by the S&DR specifically to haul passengers between Darlington and Middlesbrough in 1829. The Globe was also the name of a newspaper founded in 1803 by Christopher Blackett. Blackett was a coal mining entrepreneur from Wylam with a distinguished record in the evolution of steam engines.

All text and photographs are copyright Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway and authors except where clearly marked as that of others. Opinions expressed in the journal may be those of individual authors and not of the Friends of the S&DR.

We are always looking out for new research, new discoveries, forgotten finds and great photos to include in The Globe. Before submitting your contribution, please refer to our guidance notes for contributors. If you would like to contribute, please email the editor at


21 – The Globe Dec 2023 (issued free to members only until July 2024)

14 – The Globe April 2021

13 – The Globe Dec 2020

12 – The Globe July 2020

11 – The Globe April 2020

10 – The Globe Dec 2019

9 – The Globe July 2019

8 – The Globe April 2019

7 – The Globe Dec 2018

6 – The Globe Jul 2018

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4 – The Globe Dec 2017

3 – The Globe July 2017

2 – The Globe April 2017

1 – The Globe Dec 2016