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

 East Tanfield DH9 9UY tearoom open 10-2 daily.
 Next ordinary passenger trains will be in February 2022 - book on TR web.
 Andrews House, Sunniside & Causey stations are currently closed.
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Thursday, 29 April 2021

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Saturday Trains

The photos below are courtesy of Angela Pickering, except where shown:
Antony preparing HL No.2's fire .....

New Old Photos on Tanfield Flickr

Tommy Knox has scanned & uploaded more photos to the Early Days album on Tanfield Flickr.   Some examples are below:
Bowes Bridge loop being installed c1977

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Today Around Tanfield

Dan's guard, David's driving with Guy at the MH carriage shed ground frame

Saturday, 17 April 2021

Tanfield Trains

Antony & Jonny preparing Cochrane this morning
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Friday, 16 April 2021

Horden on Test Again

Leaving Marley Hill, Peter on Horden on test
(photo courtesy of Alex Tyson)

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

More Fence

Steve, Ian & Colin make a start
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)

Passenger Trains Return

Passenger trains return to Tanfield Railway this Saturday 17 April & Sunday 18 April.    To reduce risk & effect social distancing, pre-booked compartment tickets @ £30 for a round trip on a particular train from East Tanfield are available via the TR Web.

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Horden on Trials

Horden heading away from East Tanfield this morning
(photo courtesy of Dave Hewitt)

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Loco Prep

Oliver cleaning Horden, which is out on trials tomorrow
(photo courtesy of Alex Tyson)

Friday, 9 April 2021

A Day Out with Twizell

The photos below were taken on 25 August 2019 by, & are courtesy of, John Turnock:
Twizell leaving Marley Hill with the empty stock

Monday, 5 April 2021

Easter Monday

Dennis discussing design details with Peter .....
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)

Covid Recovery Fund

Tanfield Railway are thrilled to announce that the award of a further £65,400 of funding thanks to the UK Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

This funding is essential to our recovery and reopening to the public following the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring we can continue to preserve & present the world's oldest railway.

We have now been awarded a total of £310,900 (£245,500 in 2020 & £65,400 today) from the Culture Recovery Fund.

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Around Marley Hill

The photos below are courtesy of Peter Weightman:
Alex polishing HL No.2

On Causey West Incline

AW No.2 scuttling through Causey Woods
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)

Friday, 2 April 2021

Waggonway No.22 Summer 1985

This is the last known Waggonway - publication restarted later as Tanfield Railway News
Includes: turntable arrives; waggon restorations; yard track; Tanfield route; M2; loco moves
(this copy of the final Waggonway courtesy of Andrew Beevers)