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Tanfield Railway

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. Also 8 Mar, Easter Weekend, 12 Jul, Also Sat & Thu 26 Jul-2 Sep and event days.


By Bus: X30, X31

By Rail: Dunston / 5 miles


Sun 24th Feb 2019: On the Waggon

Take a space in a brake van and ride a freight train with the unique sights and sounds of waggons rumbling along with you. Our vintage passenger train…


Fri 19th - Mon 22nd Apr 2019: An Edwardian Easter

Relive the excitement of an Easter in the Edwardian age! Travel on the Edwardian train and find out what life was like living in the terrace houses around…


Sun 26th May 2019: Small Locos Day

Today travel behind the smaller operational steam locomotives, Keighley Gasworks No.2 and Sir Cecil. A. Cochrane.


Fri 14th - Sun 16th Jun 2019: Legends of Industry Gala

The biggest event in the railway's calendar returns! The gala will feature visiting locomotives, home fleet operational locomotives, an intensive timetable…


Sat 21st - Sun 22nd Sep 2019: 1940s Weekend

Music, dance and costumes from the Forties! Experience Home Front life in wartime Britain and discover about North East collieries and railways during…

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