Tanfield Railway - The World's Oldest Railway

Tanfield Railway - The World's Oldest Railway
Marley Hill Engine Shed, Old Marley Hill
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE16 5ET
England

Website

www.tanfield-railway.co.uk

E-mail

General Enquiries

info@tanfield-railway.co.uk

Telephone

General Enquiries

0845 463 4938

Fax

0191 387 4784

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Tanfield Railway
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Step aboard the world famous Tanfield Railway, a great day out for all the family. Join us for an unforgettable journey on a vintage steam train with unique Victorian carriages and lovingly restored locomotives, for a six mile round trip through beautiful rolling countryside and a spectacular wooded valley.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site, Transport heritage site, Heritage site, Festivals, Museum

Opening hours

Steam trains run every Sunday and Bank Holiday throughout the year, plus Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays through the School six week holidays. Trains run from 10.30am - 3.30pm through the Summer and 10.30am - 3.00pm in Winter. Marley Hill Engine Shed is open every day 10am - 3pm.

Admission charges

Entry to the site is free. Tickets to ride the trains cost - Family £23 (2 adults & 2 children), Adults £9, Child £5, Senior Citizen £6, Under 5s travel FREE. Full line return tickets allow unlimited travel all day.

Getting there

The railway is situated between Gateshead and Stanley, west of the A1. Marley Hill Engine Shed, Andrews House and Causey Arch stations are located just off the A6076 Stanley - Sunniside road. East Tanfield station is on the road linking the A6076 with Tanfield village. Approach from Chester-le-Street and A1(M) is via the A693 Stanley road and from Tyneside and A1 on the A692 Consett road.

Collection details

Archives, Land Transport

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Marley Hill at Night

Museums at Night - Marley Hill at Night

  • 16 May 2014 6-9pm

A unique event featuring twilight steam in and around Marley Hill engine shed, Europe's oldest working engine shed built in 1854.

Admission

Tickets - £5

Website

http://www.tanfield-railway.co.uk

Getting there

The railway is situated between Gateshead and Stanley, west of the A1. Marley Hill Engine Shed, Andrews House and Causey Arch stations are located just off the A6076 Stanley - Sunniside road. East Tanfield station is on the road linking the A6076 with Tanfield village. Approach from Chester-le-Street and A1(M) is via the A693 Stanley road and from Tyneside and A1 on the A692 Consett road.

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