Why not become a member of the Tanfield Railway?

Tanfield Railway Friends (formerly Tanfield Railway Association) has been in existence for over 30 years and in 2009/10 the organisation took on a revitalised format with a written constitution for the first time.

The Tanfield Railway Friends (TRF) is a membership focussed organisation and needs to be able to meet the needs and aspirations of its members whilst at the same time contributing towards the goals of the wider Tanfield Railway.

The Friends raise funds and contribute to specific projects on the Tanfield Railway so you can see visible benefit going in to our wonderful heritage. Our donations have included monies towards the restoration of the Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collies brake van, paint for the exterior of the building at East Tanfield station, interpretation boards, a theodolite for the engineering department,  and picnic tables at Andrews House, for example.

The TRF has a defined development plan to further support the Tanfield Railway, this can be broken down into three clear themes:

  • Ensure Sustainability by increasing membership of the Friends & promoting the 100 club to members.
  • Increase the contribution to the goals of the Tanfield Railway by supporting the understanding of the aims of the Tanfield Railway & contributions to Tanfield Railway projects.
  • Improve the satisfaction of members by arranging annual trips, producing a magazine & regular Newsletters.

If you enjoyed your visit to the Tanfield Railway and want to know more, you can become a member of Tanfield Railway Friends, the official supporting body of the world’s oldest railway.

Please click here to complete our online membership application -or- Please click here to download a membership form.

 

Annual Membership:

Grade Description Annual Fee
Adult* Adults aged 18 – 60 Deemed a full member of the Tanfield Railway Friends they will receive all benefits as agreed by the TRF committee and include (but not limited to): Discounted travel (50% saving per visit**) on the Tanfield Railway Discounted rates for members’ social events £12.00
Concession* Senior Citizen (60+)  Children (14 – 18) Deemed a full member of the Tanfield Railway Friends they will receive all benefits as agreed by the TRF committee and include (but not limited to): Discounted travel (50% saving per visit**) on the Tanfield Railway Discounted rates for members’ social events £8.00
Family 2 Adults and 2 Children of the same household Deemed a full member of the Tanfield Railway Friends they will receive all benefits as agreed by the TRF committee and include (but not limited to): Discounted travel (50% saving per visit**) on the Tanfield Railway Discounted rates for members’ social events £15.00
Life Deemed a full member of the Tanfield Railway Friends they will receive all benefits as agreed by the TRF committee and include (but not limited to): Discounted travel (50% saving per visit**) on the Tanfield Railway Discounted rates for members’ social events £155.00$
* Where two or more people wish to join from the same residential address the charge will be at the full rate for the first member and 50% of the same rate for each member thereafter.
** Correct as at 01-Jan-2020 $ One off payment