Over 200 people came along to the very first Open Day at the new Darlington Locomotive Works on Saturday 5th August. Supporters and their guests braved torrential rain to get the first look at the inside of the new home for the Trust. Chairman, Steve Davies, addressed the crowd, delivering an overview of the building and an update on our locomotives. We were delighted on the day to present Ed Laxton with his paperwork on completing his Machinist Apprenticeship, and David Elliott (long time Trust Engineering Director, now focused on P2 Engineering) delivered a poignant speech.
It was a pleasure to see so many of our Supporters and Covenantors at the Works, and the energy on the day was fantastic - the building cannot fail to impress! The generosity of those in attendance was incredible and we raised thousands in just a few short hours. A huge thank you goes out to those who attended, to all of our Supporters for their on going commitment to the Trust.
Public Open Days recommenced on Saturday 2nd September, and all are welcome to visit the new Works on the first and third Saturday of each month between 10:00-15:00hrs. Entry is free and there is no need to book.