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The Tanfield Railway, the World's oldest railway dating back to 1725, is a wonderful day out for all the family, whatever the weather. Just sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery as steam drifts past your vintage carriage in a truly yesteryear...more
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This is one of my favourite heritage railways and I must have visited it many times over the last 30 years. What I like about it in particular is its well defined theme - being a local branch railway circa the year 1900. The engines,...More
We started with a ride on steam train Twizzle, stopping off to spend some time at Causey Arch and to picnic. We followed this with a stroll around the engine sheds to see the renovation works. It's a great place for a gentle day out.
We went on the teddy bears picnic trip this morning having never visited Tanfield Railway before. Both kids (5&2) had a great morning. They loved the teddy theme and spotting teddies at the station along with the great train ride we all loved it. All...More
Had afternoon tea on the Tanfield railway yesterday, oldest railway in the world. It is run by volunteers but they are so efficient and professional. We started at Andrew's house, where our table was set with dainty, tasty little sandwiches and that was followed by...More
The train was very uncomfortable and jerky and seemed to be stopped longer than it was moving to allow the staff to change points. I've been on better ones but all credit to the staff and volunteers for keeping part of the heritage of NE...More
Very friendly. An authentic industrial railway site. Real railway and industry enthusiasts will love Tanfield. You have to stand and breath in the atmosphere of steam and coal dust in the ancient engine shed and examine
the workshop complete with oil engines and belt driven...More
Response from Jillybeanmarshall | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the carriages dont have heating so if you wear PJs i'd recommend wearing your clothes underneath :). There used to be a polar express at the Weardale Railway where people wore PJs but that had heated carriages.