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At our monthly meetings the Friends enjoy a varied programme of talks with the schedule of forthcoming speakers listed below. Meetings are held at North Road station (the Museum) in the Conference Room usually on the first Thursday of the month but this does vary with a couple of talks scheduled on Saturdays in 2017. The schedule is worked out well in advance and, if that schedule is changed, every effort will be made to keep people informed. Non-members are always welcome to the talks but we do ask for a donation.

This programme is listed in good faith but may change. A speaker may have to withdraw and errors can creep in so you are advised to check this page before attending a talk to see if any changes have been made.

Details of events organized by the Museum itself can be found on the "What's On" page of the Museum's website here. This page includes a link to a downloadable leaflet which lists all events at the Museum including the Friends meetings. These events can involve the Friends and include, for example, Santa weekends and Heritage Day tours.

To reduce the expense to the Museum of hosting the Friends all meetings take place during opening hours starting at 1:45pm.


As in 2017 the February and November meetings will take place on Saturdays to better accomodate members who cannot attend on week-days. Week-end meetings will take place on the Saturday after the first Thursday just in case anyone attends on Thursday out of habit. The week-day talks are all on the first Thursday of each month in 2018. There will be no talk in July or August and no second talk in September.

Saturday 10 February1:45Disused Railway Stations.
Alan Young.
Thursday 1 March1:45Land of Iron.
Tom Mutton of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
Thursday 5 April1:45Steam Locomotives in America 1828 to 1840.
Ray State.
Thursday 3 May1:45History and Development of the Darlington Railway Museum.
Stephen Dyke.
Thursday 7 June1:45The History, Development and Current Role of British Transport Police.
Timothy Woolven.
JulyNo Meeting.
AugustNo Meeting.
Thursday 6 September1:45Friends of the Stockton and Darlington Railway Update.
Niall Hammond and Caroline Hardie.
Thursday 4 October1:45Living North Eastern.
David Thomas.
Saturday 10 November1:45The Barnard Castle Railway.
Chris Lloyd.
Thursday 6 December1:45Christmas Social.
Refreshments and quiz.

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