Tanfield Railway

Tanfield railway

This lovingly preserved colliery railway’s original purpose was the movement of coal from the nearby collieries to ships waiting on the River Tyne. The surviving section of the original railway, the 1725 Sunniside to Causey section, is now the world’s oldest working railway.

Opening times: Passenger trains run every Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year. Also Wed & Thu midsummer. Call for opening times

Entry price: Free. Charges for railway travel.

  • trains
  • fresh air
  • doing things as a family
  • the real thing

Visitor Information

  • The Engine Shed, Old Marley Hill, Sunniside, NE16 5ET
  • 0191 388 7545
  • Website

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Shop
  • Cafe