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The Tanfield Railway, County Durham

Tanfield Railway

The Tanfield Railway is a standard gauge heritage railway with a three-mile track in the north of County Durham. It runs on part of a former colliery wooden wagonway, later a steam railway.

The railway today operates preserved industrial diesel and steam tank locomotives. The line runs three miles between a southern terminus at East Tanfield, to a northern terminus at Sunniside near Gateshead, with the main station, Andrews House situated near to the Marley Hill engine shed. A halt also serves the historic site of the Causey Arch. The railway claims to be the oldest working railway in the world. (Read more)