We had a brilliant visit to the National Railway Museum in Shildon. We’d like to thank everyone there for their assistance and we highly recommend to go see it for yourself. What’s not to like: free entry, free parking and some fabulous locomotives and carriages. Our visit was somewhat special because when we walked down the tracks to the former home of the famous engineer, Timothy Hackworth, we were joined by his Great Great Granddaughter, Jane Hackworth (thanks to Trev Teasdel). Jane is a font of information and told us riveting stories of the early days of steam. She spoke of George Stephenson as if a family friend which he most probably was 200 years ago.
An interesting day.The weather was kind and Mrs Hackworth-Young was spellbinding.Cynthia
“Training” at it’s best. Full of history and camera ready. One of the best digital visits – thank you.
I had an absolutely great day with a lovely bunch of people. The museum was fascinating and the talk by Jane Hackworth-Young was the icing on the cake.
A fascinating, educational and very worthwhile opportunity. Well worth it.
Great day. Brought back memories of my first visit to Shildon back in 1975 to watch the Steam Cavalcade, part of the Rail 125 celebrations.
It was amazing day. Very interesting and Educational.