Darlington Railway Preservation Society

The society was formed in 1980 to preserve local relics of the Railway Heritage of Darlington. Inside the workshops are several locomotives that were either built or spent their working lives in and around the Darlington Area. These include a diesel shunter, which worked at Cleveland Bridge when they were based in Smithfield Road, an electric locomotive from the Darlington Chemical Works on West Auckland Road, and No.39, a large 0-6-0 Tank Engine, built at Robert Stephenson's works in Thompson Street. The Society's biggest project is the full restoration of the BR 2-6-0 Mixed Traffic loco 78018. This engine was built in the North Road works at Darlington and spent much of its life working between the Western and the Eastern side of the Pennines, over the ferocious Stainmore Summit. It is expected to take several years to complete the rebuilding of this engine and it is hoped eventually that 78018 may run over the line from Bishop Auckland to Eastgate (The Weardale Line).

Group Name
Darlington Railway Preservation Society
Day They Meet
Various
Time They Meet
Various
Venue
Various
Contact Details
paul@drps.org.uk