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Tanfield Railway, Gateshead

(4.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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  • This is run entirely by volunteers and theyre amazing! We had a trip down the line to Sunniside then the train went back past Tanfield and on to Causey Arch on its way to the end of the line. We got o...  more »
  • not keen on steam trains so won't visit as this place always is shut,when I pass it on the bus,looks run down and time to call in the scrap merchants I think  more »
  • Although this review is unforgivably late please believe me that I really loved the Santa train experience provided at Tanfield. The volunteer staff are an absolute credit and made the event truly mem...  more »
  • Staff and volunteers are very helpful. take my son here all the time and he loves it but he is a train addict. train ride is not to expensive
  • Back to the old days of kids running about. Enjoying themselves. They loved it.
  • If you want a ride on an old steam train this is ideal. Not the best advertise place but well worth a half day visit
  • A great place to visit. A steam heritage railway with much to see and different events throughout the year your sure not to be disappointed.
  • Great atmosphere, lovely quaint line. Bonus points for the Victorian carriages rather than the typical 1950s offerings at most steam railways. The access to the main steam shed (apparently the oldest steam locomotive shed still in use in the UK) is good, and help make a visit feel worth it.