Tanfield Railway shows 1920-1950 on an industrial/minor railway, featuring items built/used in NE England.

Passenger trains every Sunday - details & prebook at tanfield-railway.co.uk
ET tearoom open every Sunday with restrictions & tracing to control Covid-19.
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Sunday, 20 September 2020

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Saturday at Tanfield

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering except where noted:
Euan & David conversing in PPE at East Tanfield

Local Advert

Lamp post banner now in Stanley High Street
(photo courtesy of  Angela Pickering)

Today's & Tomorrow's Trains

Covid restrictions & precautions are in place.  Prebooked compartments are available on trains running from East Tanfield to Andrews House only - see  www.tanfield-railway.co.uk    

The line from Andrews House to Sunniside & Sunniside station are not in use.   Marley Hill site, car park, & access on foot to Andrews House are not available.

Trains don't stop at Causey Arch - but you can combine a journey with refreshments at East Tanfield & a wonderful walk to take in the impressive sight of Causey Arch of 1727, the world's oldest railway bridge.

Friday, 18 September 2020

Friday Features

Richard & Peter discussing .....
(photo courtesy of Ian Cowan)

Minor Railway Construction

The photos below are courtesy of Neville Whaler:
Contractors' trains at Andrews House c1988, while sorting materials - plant: Sambron forklift, Beamish crane, Derwenthaugh flats, Jones crane, Husky, welder on Shields pier bogie, Westoe wire waggon

Thursday, 17 September 2020

At Causey Today

Ian outlining today's work at Causey, clearing more of the waggonway trackbed for 2025

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Monday, 14 September 2020

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Sunday Trains

Trainee crossing keeper Bobby chatting with Geoff .....

Heritage Open Days 2020

Mark enthusing about carriage 456 & woodwork in the HOD 2020 YouTube video
(still from video by Dave Dixon)
Tanfield Railway is celebrating Heritage Open Days 2020 on 13, 19 & 20 September with history walks from East Tanfield to Causey, bookable on line with very limited places available - sorry!   

Dave Dixon has produced a video especially to run alongside the walks to showcase our work at Marley Hill, which is currently closed to the public.