Links of Interest

1.  Tanfield Railway
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2.  Local Interest
These 30 webs are about places within a few miles of Tanfield Railway
A Vision of Britain from 1801
Beamish Museum
Beamish Transport Online Blog
Birkheads Secret Gardens
Bowes Railway
Bowes Railway Blog
Bowes Railway Cycle Path
Causey Arch Picnic Area
Chopwell Wood - Friends
Chopwell Wood - Forestry Commission
Consett & Sunderland Railway Path
Derwent Walk
Derwentcote Steel Furnace
Dunston Staiths
Land of Oak & Iron
Marley Hill Colliery - Durham Records Office
Northern Red Kites - Friends
OS 1857 6" Map including Marley Hill (NLS)
OS 1895 25" Map including Marley Hill (NLS)
Sunniside History Society - Projects
Sunniside Local History Society
Swalwell On Line
Tanfield Railway Path (using web archive 5/5/2017)
Trip Advisor Things to do in Gateshead
Watergate Forest Park
Whickham History Society
Border Counties Railway - Railscot
Borders Railway
Bowes Railway
Bowes Railway Blog
Brusselton Incline Group
Class G5 Locomotive Co (NER 0-4-4T New Build)
Darlington - Head of Steam
Darlington Railway Preservation Society
Durham CC Railway Paths
Durham CC Records - Colliery Railways
Durham CC Records - Railway Engineering
Durham Rail Scenes (IS Carr, Sunderland Antiquarian Soc)
Durham Records On Line - Colliery Railways
Eden Valley Railway
Grace's Guide - eg North Eastern Railway
Grace's Guide - eg Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns
Heatherslaw Light Railway
Heddon LHS Blog - Railways
Hitachi Rail
Ken Hoole Study Centre
Kirkby Stephen East Heritage Centre
Lakeshore Railroad
Lambton Locomotive Trust
Monkwearmouth Station Museum - closure
NECRUG (North East Coastliners Rail User Group)
NELPG (North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group)
NER Association
North Sunderland Railway (Pathe 1928 film)
North Tyneside Steam Railway Association
North Yorkshire Moors Rly
Northumberland Central Railway - Railscot
Northumberland Railway Walks
Northumbrian Colliery Railways (using web archive 1/7/2014)
NRM Shildon(Locomotion)
Old North Cumbria Railways
Railway Architecture of NE England
Railway Correspondence & Travel Society (RCTS North East)
Railway Engineering - DCC
Saltburn Cliff Lift
Saltburn Miniature Railway
SENRUG (South East Northumberland Rail User Group)
Signal Records Society BR NE
South Shields Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Railway (SSMWCR)
SouthTynedale Railway
Stephenson Locomotive Society (SLS Newcastle)
Stephenson Railway Museum (TWAM)
Stockton & Darlington Railway, Friends of
Tanfield Railway
Tyne & Wear Metro
Tyne & Wear Metro History
Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership (TVCRP)
Tyne Valley Line Rail Users Group (TVRUG)
Waggonways in NE England
Waggonway - Lumley
Waggonway - Tranent (Scotland)
Waverley Route Heritage Assoc
Weardale Railway
Wensleydale Railway
Woodhorn NG Railway

4.  North East Industry
These 50 webs show current & historical facets of industry in North East England
Bedlington Iron Works
Cleveland Iron Timeline
Collieries & Railways East of Durham City (archive)
Consett Iron Works (People's Collection, Beamish)
Discovery Museum (TWAM)
Doxford Engines
Dukesfield Lead Smelter
NE Shipbulding
NE Shipbuilding - BBC Short Films
NEIMME (North of England Institute of Mining & Mechanical Engineers)
NEIMME on Facebook
Nenthead Mines
Northern Mine Research Society
Parsons - Genius of Power - Pathe Reel 1  &  Reel 2
Port of Tyne
Robert Stephenson Trust
Rope Making in Sunderland (John Grimshaw)
Ryhope Engines Museum
Sketches of Old Colliery Environment
Stanegate Restorations
Sunderland Industrial & Shipbuilding History
Sunderland Maritime Heritage
Swan Hunter
Tees Cottage Pumping Station
Tyne Built Ships
Tyne Ferries
Tyne Photos
Tyne Tugs
Tyneside Society of Model & Experimental Engineers
Victoria Tunnel (Ouseburn Trust)
Views of the Collieries - by TH Hair
Washington 'F' Pit
Wearside Shipyards (using web archive 7/12/2016)
Woodhorn Colliery Museum

5.  North East Interest
These 130 webs show current & historical facets of North East England
Accessible NE Countryside
Amber Films at the Side Gallery
Architecture & Archaeology of Durham & Northumberland
Ashington Colliery Heritage Trail
Blaydon & Winlaton History
Blaydon & Winlaton Photos
Brass Bands
British History on Line - Newcastle 1685-1782
Cabinet of Curiosities (natural history blog)
Co-Curate: Sharing stories from NE England
Commemorative Plaques in Newcastle
Cullercoats Art Trail & Winslow Homer
Dorman Museum
Durham & Tyneside Dialect Group
Durham County Local History Society
Durham History Links (Victoria County History)
Durham in Time - Local History (using web archive 22/03/2021)
Durham Miners' Gala
Durham Tourism - This is Durham
Durham Tourism - Visit County Durham
Durham Web - local history links
Durham Wildlife Trust
Durham World Heritage Site
East Durham Local History
England's North East
Explore - Lifelong Learning in Newcastle
Fietscher Fotos of South Shields & surrounding areas (Facebook)
Gateshead History
Great North Museum (Hancock, TWAM)
Hadrian's Wall
Hartlepool History Then & Now
NE Heritage Library
NE History Blog
NE History Map
NE Hub
NE Keys to the Past
NE Land Sea & Air Museums (NELSAM)
NE Medieval Buildings
NE Museum Directory
NE Personal History by John Bage (using web archive 7/12/2016)
NE Philanthropy
NE River Bridges
NE UK Shipyards, Dockyards & Ports (Facebook)
NE What's On - Heritage
Newcassel Sangs
Newcastle & NE Castles (on Wikipedia)
Newcastle Antiquaries
Newcastle Libraries - Flickr Photo Sets
Newcastle Photo Blog
Newcastle Urban Observatory
Newcastle Weather
NewcastleGateshead Local Heroes
North East Photos - Steve Ellwood
North East with Kids blog
North of England Civic Trust
North of England Homing Union
North Pennines Virtual Museum
northern pies (walking blog)
Northern Saints
Northumberland Archives
Northumberland & Newcastle Society
Northumberland Communities
Northumberland National Park
Northumberland Widlife Trust
Northumbrian Association
Northumbrian Language Society
OS 1938 6" Map Ashington (NLS)
OS 1921 25" Map Ashington Colliery (NLS)
OS 1913 6" Map Backworth (NLS)
OS 1938 6" Map Hebburn & Jarrow (NLS)
OS 1914 6" Map Lambton (NLS)
OS 1938 6" Map Middlesbrough (NLS)
OS 1938 6" Map Newcastle (NLS)
OS 1914 6" Map Seaham (NLS)
OS 1914 25" Map Seaham Harbour (NLS)
OS 1938 6" Map South Shields (NLS)
OS 1913 25" Map South Shields - incl St Hilda Colliery, Waggonway, etc (NLS)
OS 1938 6" Map Wearside (NLS)
OS 1938 6" Map Wallsend, Willington Quay & Whitehill Point (NLS)
Ouseburn Trust
Pitman Painters (The Ashington Group)
Preston Park Museum, Stockton
Redhills (Durham Miners Association )
Short History of Gateshead
Sitelines - Tyne & Wear's Historic Environment
Six Townships & Coal Mining Memories
Souter Lighthouse
South Tyneside Images
South Tyneside Local History & Heritage
South Tyneside Old Images - Norman Dunn (using web archive 15/01/2020)
Sunderland Antiquarians
Sunderland - History & Development (Victoria County History)
Talk of the Toon (dialect)
Tall Ships Race, Sunderland 2018
Tees Archaeology
This is Durham
Tommy Armstrong Society
Trip Advisor Tyne & Wear Attractions
Tyne & Wear Archives
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM)
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums - Flickr Photosets
Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust
Tyne & Wear Heritage Forum (link not working 22/03/2021)
Tyne & Wear Heritage Way
Tyne Pedestrian & Cyclist Tunnels
Tyne Rivers Trust
Tyneside's Radical History
Union Chain Bridge - Friends of
Visit North East England
Waggonways & Heritage Walks - North Tyneside
Wearmouth & Jarrow Monasteries (wikipedia)
Westoe Brass Band
Wildfowl & Wetlands,Washington
Workers' Educational Association (WEA) North East

6.  National Interest
These 50 UK national webs are related to our work & history
Basic Industries of Britain in 1927
Branch Line Society
Britain from Above
British Film Institute
Coal Authority Interactive Map
Coal Mining History Resource Centre
Disused UK Stations
Electric Edwardians Blog
Engine Shed Society
European Route of Industrial Heritage
Forgotten Relics of Enterprise
Forgotten Relics (Facebook)
Grace's Guide to British Industrial History
Heritage Railway Association (UK & Ireland)
Industrial Locomotive Society (ILS)
Industrial Railway Society (IRS)
Industrial Railway & Locomotive Appreciation Society (Facebook)
Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History
Institution of Railway Signal Engineers
Light Rail Transit Association
Narrow Gauge Railway Society
National Coal Mining Museum (England)
National Coal Museum (Wales)
National Mining Museum (Scotland) (link not working 21/03/2021)
National Railway Museum (NRM)
National Railway Museum Blog
Network Rail Archive
Newcomen Society
Office of Rail & Road (ORR)
Old Permanent Way Info
OS Old 6" Maps of England & Wales (NLS)
Permanent Way Institution
Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)
Rail Archive
Rail Engineer
Railway & Canal Historical Society
Railway Heritage Register On Line
Railway Heritage Trust
Rail Map Online
Railway Ramblers
Railways Research Archive
Scottish Mining Website
Steam Index
Steam Railways (BBC iPlayer)
The Engineer
Transport Trust
UK & Ireland Heritage Railways
UK & Ireland Heritage Railway Association
UK Loco Database
Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT)
Visit England - Heritage
Waggonway Research

Links provide interesting related information & were last checked 22 March 2021.   Tanfield Railway is not responsible for third party web site content.   Web sites can disappear - take the opportunity to view them now!   Unavailable links may be left in place to give a chance for the site to return.   Some sites which have disappeared are partially available as an archive.   If you encounter problems or know of other sites to add, please email

1 comment:

Derek said...

Please comment about these links. Let us know of any discrepancies, or links to add.