Did you know?   Marley Hill Colliery opened & closed twice, so we have two railways at Marley Hill.   From the early 1700s until closure in 1815 the Tanfield Waggonway conveyed its coal.   Reopened in 1841 & closed in 1983, the Bowes Railway carried its produce.


Below are links to the web sites of photographers who have featured Tanfield Railway - click on the photo or name to visit their site.
Photographers' Sites
Bryan Attewell 

Dave Hewitt

Ernie Brack 

George Woods

Gordon Edgar

Henry Elliott 

Ken Snowdon

Owen Edwards

Roy Lambeth 

Tanfield Railway

Also available - photographers' views of the 2012 Legends of Industry Gala at Tanfield Railway.

We would gratefully receive photographs taken at the railway for use in our publications (free but credited) - please email them to

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