Tanfield Railway

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Laying claim to be ‘the world’s oldest railway’ this preserved steam railway is a great day out for families and history fans alike. The railway, or waggonway as it was known at the time, was built in 1725 and is considered to be a triumph of engineering over nature. It was a clear signal that a new industrial age was upon the world and that railways would play a massive part.

Tanfield Railway is simply not to be missed with its incredible history and the stunning scenery of the surrounding countryside. Steam teams run throughout the year and on a Thursday, Saturday and Sunday during the school holidays. A North Polar Express service also runs from late November carrying Christmas visitors in a variety of vintage carriages.

There is still plenty to see and do when trains are not running. Visitors can explore Britain’s oldest working engine shed at Marley Hill and take a walk through the woods via the Tanfield Railway path to Causey Arch which the is the world’s oldest surviving single arch railway bridge.

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Opening Hours

Monday10:0016:00
Tuesday10:0016:00
Wednesday10:0016:00
Thursday10:0016:00
Friday10:0016:00
Saturday10:0016:00
Sunday10:0016:00

* Steam trains run on Sundays between 10.30 am and 4 pm, plus many other and special event days.

Telephone: 07508 092365

info@tanfield-railway.co.uk

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