Getting Back On Track

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be operating trains every Sunday from 9th August in line with Government Covid-19 safety guidance. Pre booking essential. Click for more information.

Take a journey back in time on the

WORLD’S OLDEST RAILWAY

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.

WHAT IS THERE TO SEE AND DO

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Volunteering

Help Keep YOUR HERITAGE alive for generations to come!

History

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

Donate Now

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

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