People Of The Stockton & Darlington Railway

The railway that got the world on track

Thomas Macnay SDR1825

Welcome To The People of the S&DR

​Welcome to our page about the people of the S&DR.  Here you will find primary source information to help with your research into the S&DR. We have tried only to include archival information that is out of copyright or has been transcribed by one of our members. If we have inadvertently included material that is copyrighted, please let us know.

To find what you are looking for, either browse by scrolling down or use the search box. Publications relating to the S&DR can be found on our Publications page.


Clement Family of Wood Farm, Aycliffe

Daniel Adamson junior

David Johnston

Edward Pease

George Stephenson

J Lanchester

Jane & Richard Scott

John Carter

John Dixon of Cockfield

John Wesley Hackworth (article in The Globe)

Joseph Pease

Thomas Richardson

Martha Howson

Mary Simpson

Mason Brotherton

Maurice Jones

Percival Tully

Ralph Day

Robert Metcalf

Robert Morrow (information forthcoming)

The ‘other’ George Stephenson

Thomas MacNay

Timothy Hackworth

People having accidents

William Craggs (by Peter Giroux)