Tanfield Railway.

Tanfield Railway
The Engine shed
Old Marley Hill
Sunniside
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE16 5ET
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A 3-mile steam railway and the oldest railway in the world, based on a section of the 1725 Tanfield Waggonway Trains with variety of vintage carriages. Travel into the scenic Causey Woods where the 1727 Causey Arch bridge is the centre piece in a deep valley with many walks and display boards giving the 18thC railway history of the area. Back at Marley Hill shed, the oldest working engine shed in Britain, built in 1854, a large collection of locally built and used locomotives can be seen. Please see website or ring for dates and operating times.