Shildon - Spring Outing

Shildon - Spring Outing

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Hosted by Northumbrian Cambridge Association
Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 10.00am BST
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Join members of Northumbrian Cambridge Association for a visit to the National Railway Museum in Shildon.

Date: Saturday, 14 April 2018
Time: 10am
Venue: National Railway Museum, Shildon
Ticket price: £16
Refreshements included: Tea/ coffee and buffet lunch

After morning coffee at 10am at the National Railway Museum, and a welcome from the Chair of the Friends of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, professional archaeologist, Niall Hammond, will give us a slide talk on the opening of the first steam passenger railway (1825) and after lunch at the NRM, we will have the opportunity to go on an accompanied walk on the Brusselton incline.

10am: Coffee at the National Rail Museum
10.30am: Welcome by Chair of the Friends, Trish Pemberton MA (Cantab)
10.40am: Slide talk on the whole story of the 1825 opening of the first steam passenger railway and emains by professional  Archaeologist Niall Hammond  of Archaeo-Environment Ltd
12.15pm: Buffet lunch and free time at the NRM, historical locos and special rolling stock
1.30pm: Walk on the Brusselton incline where stone sleepers show how the line brought coal (and passengers) to the start of loco haulage at Shildon (5 km  walk in total, on good surfaces). NOTE: This can be accessed by car to Brusselton, and a wet weather alternative is available. 

Further information and the booking form can be found under 'Useful documents'.

Booking information

To book, please complete the below booking form and email Dr Andrena Telford before Wednesday, 4 April using the link below.


National Railway Museum
Dale Road
United Kingdom

Location information

Free car parking is available at the museum, which is also accessible by rail (3 minutes walk from Shildon Station, on the present-day Bishop Auckland to Darlington line). Precise instructions will be sent to those who book for the day. 

Useful documents