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Tanfield Railway 2020

Standard gauge railway runs for three miles from Marley Hill to Causey Arch Countryside Park. Oldest existing railway in the world, having first opened in 1725. Forty locomotives and interesting collection of non bogie carriages.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


Marley Hill Station Old Marley Hill Gateshead Tyne & Wear NE16 5ET

  • 07508 092 365
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Open days

Every Sun & BHol. Easter Weekend. Also 19-20 Jun, Wed 22 Jul-Aug, 26 Sep, 10, 31 Oct. Santas in Dec.


By Bus: X30, X31

By Rail: Dunston / 5 miles

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