Take a journey back in time on the


Take a journey back in time on the World’s Oldest Railway

Join us for an unforgettable journey on a vintage steam train with unique Victorian carriages and lovingly restored locomotives. Enjoy a six mile round trip through beautiful rolling countryside and a spectacular wooded valley.

Steam trains run every Sunday & Bank holiday until the end of October.

Afternoon Tea on the train is available until late October.

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Dating back to 1725, Tanfield celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2025!

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Help our dedicated volunteers continue to preserve and develop the Tanfield Railway.

Operated and maintained by volunteers. Preserving North East industrial railway heritage.