Special Occasions

The Tanfield Railway can truly make your special day that extra bit special. What could be a better way to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or other occasion than with a steam train ride? Or what about an unusual venue for a meeting or to entertain your clients? Perhaps you're looking for that period location for your photographic club to capture that perfect shot?

Tanfield Railway offers a range of options to hire a carriage or a full train on one of their scheduled operating days or even to hire the whole railway. Our beautiful Victorian carriages with steam drifting past the opening windows or balcony with a view over the picturesque countryside offer a perfect setting.

Hiring your very own carriage or even a complete train provides an affordable way to bring a unique flavour, and smell, to your event.

Tanfield Railway want to work with you to tailor their service to your day. We can offer a range of different options from a single journey to a full day. Why not get in touch to discuss your special day.

Tanfield Railway are experts at recreating scenes from the past. We can help capture that master shot with the stunning scenery that surrounds the railway, Europe's oldest engine shed at Marley Hill which simply oozes atmosphere plus the wonderfully recreated stations. Our demonstration coal train recreates scenes that were so prominent throughout the North East. We can offer options to exclusively hire the full railway for photographic purposes or provide packages based on certain areas such as Marley Hill Engine Shed. We also have the facilities to organise night time photographic sessions.