Celebrating our history

Based in the Tees Valley the Stockton to Darlington Railway is very local history.

We are delighted to share that S&DR200 – a heritage and arts festival – will take place from March to November 2025 celebrating the 200th anniversary of the world’s first passenger and goods train journey, which took place on the Stockton & Darlington Railway (S&DR) in 1825.   

The festival will celebrate this globally significant journey which gave birth to the modern railway, whilst looking to the future.  It hopes to attract 1.5 million visitors from all over the UK and the world to events and exhibitions in the public spaces and world-class museums of County Durham and the Tees Valley.

The full programme of events will be announced in September 2024. Until then feel free to sign up to their newsletter to be part of S&DR200!