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March 4 @ 1:00 pm

The Stanhope & Tyne Railroad Company (Talk)


Join us FREE for the Robert Stephenson & Co. Bicentenary celebration in collaboration with the Robert Stephenson...

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Join us FREE for the Robert Stephenson & Co. Bicentenary celebration in collaboration with the Robert Stephenson Trust.

About ‘The Stanhope & Tyne Railroad Company’, by Rob Langham, author

Opening in 1834, the Stanhope & Tyne Railroad ran over some of Durham’s wildest landscape and used a mixture of gravity, stationary engines with wire ropes, horses and steam locomotives to move wagons along its length. This illustrated talk describes the railway and its history, including the financial downfall which nearly bankrupted Robert Stephenson.

About the Robert Stephenson Trust

The Robert Stephenson Trust was formed in 1988, initially to help save the last substantial part of what had once been the works of ‘Robert Stephenson & Co’ until 1904.

Today the Robert Stephenson Trust promotes the achievements of one of the greatest engineers of the Nineteenth Century with the aim of making today’s generation aware of his achievements and inspire a new generation of engineers through his achievements.

Date and Timings

Date: Saturday 4th March, starting 1pm

Guests are welcome to stay in our 5|Quarter café bar following the event.

Booking information

Each person attending must have their own ticket.

Tickets are free, but if you would like to make a small donation to support the charitable work of The Common Room, it would be hugely appreciated.

Additional information

Location: Lecture Theatre, The Common Room, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE

Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.

Our building is fully accessible – if you have any queries about accessibility, please contact programme@thecommonroom.org.uk



March 4
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


The Common Room
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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