In 1925 the Big Four companies got together and staged a pageant to mark the 100th anniversary of the Stockton & Darlington. In 1975 we had the cavalcade at Shildon to mark the 150th anniversary. I remember excursions were run from assorted parts of the country to get spectators there. Those of us who arrived early enough were allowed to stay on the platform is we wished. Others either paid to sit in temporary stands that had been erected whilst others found their own viewing spots along the route the cavalcade would be taking. In 2000 there were plans for a 175th anniversary celebration, but they fell through. Some tour operators had advertised excursions there, but would be charging more than the normal day return fare. There would be some temporary stands erected and anyone not wishing to shell out for a seat would be allowed to stand in one designated field. If you couldn't be in one of the first two rows, your view would be limited. It would also announced that Stewards would be on duty to "move on" anyone who tried walking along a public road and tried standing on an overbridge. These sort of announcements did not go down too well and the event was cancelled. Now with only four years to go, do any of you know has any initial planning been made for the 200th anniversary please? If so, which locos can we expect / hope to see there? Many of those that were present in 1975 won't be working then and would have to be towed.