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Friends of Stockton and Darlington Railway

About the 'Friends'


The Friends of the Stockton and Darlington Railway aim to see the 1825 Stockton and Darlington Railway line gain recognition and protection, as the world's first modern railway from which all modern railways developed. It is a registered charitable body managed by trustees drawn from its membership.

The Friends seek to identify, preserve, promote and develop the line as an educational, cultural and historic site of international significance and to develop its recreational, economic and tourism potential.

Benefits of Membership

  • Membership of a society that is dedicated to the protection and promotion of an iconic railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway

  • Active participation opportunities in promoting the aims of the Society

  • Monthly meetings (at Darlington Cricket Club, Feethams, Darlington) some involving short talks or lectures

  • Magazine, 'The Globe', issued three times a year

  • Guided walks and other local events linked to the Stockton and Darlington Railway






Email: Use contact box on website

Membership Fee

Individual: £15

Couple: £24

Unwaged/Retired: £10

Under 18: Free


How to Join:

Join via the society’s website. You can use the following link:

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