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Plans on track to celebrate 200 years of the railways

Stockton Darlington Railway

Plans are underway to mark the 200th anniversary of the world's oldest railway.

In 1825 the Stockton Darlington Railway became the first public line to use steam locomotives.

It is still ten years until the historic North East railway reaches its second century.

The three local authorities through which the line passes are preparing to celebrate the landmark date with special events every year until 2025.