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Lakeshore Railroad

Adiela waits to depart as Mountaineer returns to the station with another load of happy passengers
Adiela waits to depart as Mountaineer returns to the station with another load of happy passengers

Curently the only public, steam working 9 1/2 inch gauge railway in the UK, Lakeshore Railroad was first opened in 1972. Running for just under a third of a mile round the boating lake, the tracks meander through the trees and over the level crossings before arriving back at the station.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments

Operator

T M Henderson

Address

South Marine Park South Shields Tyne & Wear NE33 2NN

  • 07745 350 983
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Open days

Sat-Sun & school hols Feb-Nov. Daily mid May-mid Sep.

Travel

By Rail: South Shields / 0.75 miles

Established in 1972, the line runs around the boating lake in the South Marine Park. Parking is available nearby and there are toilets and a cafe in the park, together with a children's playground. Trains run from around 11.30 to 5.00, longer in the summer season. Please be aware that operation can be curtailled in bad weather.

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