S&DR Podcast No.4: Building Bridges
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by Station Master
1w ago
The Railway Station S&DR Podcast No.4: Building Bridges Join hosts Caroline Hardie and Archie MacKay in the fourth episode of Tales from the Rails as they delve into the history of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, celebrating its upcoming 200th anniversary in 2025. This episode focuses on the crucial role of railway bridges, spotlighting the Gaunless Bridge and the Skerne Bridge, their design, construction, […] The post S&DR Podcast No.4: Building Bridges appeared first on The Railway Station Station Master ..read more
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S&DR podcast 3. Heighington Station – the world’s earliest railway station.
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by Station Master
1M ago
The Railway Station S&DR podcast 3. Heighington Station – the world’s earliest railway station. Listen to the latest podcast by the Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway here. In this month’s Tales from the Rails … Experience the birth and transformation of the world’s earliest railway station This month’s podcast is all about the S&DR’s station at Heighington on Aycliffe Lane, located half way between Shildon and Darlington. […] The post S&DR podcast 3. Heighington Station – the world’s earliest railway station. appeared first on The Railway Station Station Master ..read more
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Match the Locos to their date
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by Station Master
5M ago
The Railway Station Match the Locos to their date Locos have changed a lot since Little Loco was made in 1825. Locos are no longer steam engines. Can you guess which Loco is the oldest and which is the most modern? Draw a line to match the Loco to the date it was first made. You can print out the activity sheet here. The post Match the Locos to their date appeared first on The Railway Station Station Master ..read more
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Colour in Little Loco
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by Station Master
6M ago
The Railway Station Colour in Little Loco Nobody knows what colours Little Loco was painted for the Opening Day, but newspaper reports said she was brightly coloured. What colours would you pick for Little Loco? Print out this picture and make her look dazzling! The post Colour in Little Loco appeared first on The Railway Station Station Master ..read more
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Colour in Herald the Horse.
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by Station Master
6M ago
The Railway Station Colour in Herald the Horse. Print out this picture of Herald the Horse and colour him in. You don’t need to pick the same colours that Herald has in the story. You can pick your own bright colours. What about rainbow colours? Herald might like a change. Feel free to post your coloured in Herald in the comments. The post Colour in Herald the Horse. appeared first on The Railway Station Station Master ..read more
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Help Little Loco find her way back to the Engine Shed
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by Station Master
6M ago
The Railway Station Help Little Loco find her way back to the Engine Shed Print out the maze puzzle at home and draw the way back to the engine shed so Little Loco can find her way home. The post Help Little Loco find her way back to the Engine Shed appeared first on The Railway Station Station Master ..read more
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Artists launch new works to kick off countdown to the railway bicentenary
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by Station Master
9M ago
The Railway Station Artists launch new works to kick off countdown to the railway bicentenary New songs, poems and films by North East artists were launched in Darlington this week on Wednesday 27 September to mark the two year count down to the bicentenary of the Stockton & Darlington Railway.The performance, titled ‘Storylines live’, took place at The Forum Music Centre and featured brand new material from artist residencies on […] The post Artists launch new works to kick off countdown to the railway bicentenary appeared first on The Railway Station Station Master ..read more
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Historic England Right a Wrong
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by Station Master
9M ago
The Railway Station Historic England Right a Wrong The Stockton & Darlington Railway’s Railway Tavern was built in 1826-7 to serve business customers using the adjacent railway depot at the terminus of the Darlington branch line. It is one of the earliest railway taverns in the country and therefore in the world. It has also been in continous use since 1827 (albeit without […] The post Historic England Right a Wrong appeared first on The Railway Station Station Master ..read more
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Happy Anniversary Stockton & Darlington Railway
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by Station Master
9M ago
The Railway Station Happy Anniversary Stockton & Darlington Railway On the 27th September we will be celebrating the 198th anniversary of the Opening of the S&DR while looking forward to the 200th in 2025. Two hundred years ago, as plans took shape for the Stockton & Darlington Railway, Georgian Britain was a place of innovation in a rapidly changing world. America had won its […] The post Happy Anniversary Stockton & Darlington Railway appeared first on The Railway Station Station Master ..read more
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Herald’s Song
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by Station Master
9M ago
The Railway Station Herald’s Song Herald is not happy. Not happy at all. He was told an iron horse was coming to the railway, but Little Loco doesn’t look like a horse at all. “She hasn’t got a tail to swish She doesn’t “neigh” but makes a hiss. She’s not made of hair, but wood and iron. She’s not a […] The post Herald’s Song appeared first on The Railway Station Station Master ..read more
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