Darlington Locomotive Works Visit

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Monday, 8 October 2018
3:00pm - 4:30pm


Locomotive Works Hopetown Ln Darlington DL3 6RQ

Event Cost: £Free

'Inspiration from Unusual Places' - Visit the Darlington Locomotive Works this Autumn


Each term we are arranging a talk at The Bridge or visit to somewhere which we think will be of interest to a range of our groups or to members of the public to come along to.

The one for our Autumn term is a visit to Darlington Locomotive Works at 3pm on Monday 8th October.

The purpose is to see the latest steam locomotive under construction there. This is a P2 class locomotive and will eventually be named "The Prince of Wales". Those attending will hear a short introduction about the project and then be free to roam around the workshops taking photos or making sketches of the part built loco, the interior of the workshops, parts and machines, and (daylight and weather permitting) the exterior architecture of the workshop buildings and surrounding derelict sidings.

The idea is to provide inspiration in an industrial setting for art to be completed later within the classes and groups at The Bridge. It should be noted that this is for personal use only. Anyone wanting to take or make images for commercial use must separately obtain the relevant permissions from the Workshop Trust.

The visit will end at 4:30pm. Anyone wanting to attend needs to obtain a free ticket from us by emailing info@thebridgedarlington.org.uk beforehand.

Ticket(s) will be emailed back or can be collected from The Bridge office. Sign in at the Locomotive Works will be at 3pm and people need to make their own arrangements for transport to and from the works.

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