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First railway heritage group hailed a success
6:29pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
THE inaugural meeting of a group set up to protect and promote the world’s first passenger railway line has been hailed a success.
Friends of the 1825 Stockton and Darlington Railway met at Burns Tavern, in Darlington, on Tuesday (October 15) evening.
Chairman Alan Macnab said: “There were ten enthusiastic people present who are totally committed to preserving, promoting and developing the 1825 Stockton and Darlington Railway line as an educational, cultural and historic site of international significance and developing its recreational, economic and tourism potential.
“This was a very good start and I am very pleased.”
Members agreed a need to identify where the line still exists and who owns the land on which the line stands.
Mr Macnab will take a picture and a map of the line to the next meeting. The group will meet again next month, said Mr Macnab.
He has thanked all those who attended the first meeting, adding: “People who came to the first meeting of the Friends’ group clearly demonstrated the commitment and the dedication to raising the profile and obtaining worldwide recognition of the 1825 Stockton and Darlington Railway.”
More than 60 people are members of the Friends’ Facebook group. Search for ‘Friends of Stockton and Darlington Railway’ for more information.
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