steam railway miniature etc in Durham
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Steam & Miniature Railways Co Durham & Teesside

Includes Preserved Railways, Steam, Narrow Gauge and Miniature Railways in Co Durham & Teesside...

Co Durham & Teesside Preserved Railways, Steam, Narrow Gauge and Miniature Railways


Photo: Derwentside District Council


The world's oldest existing railway originally opened in 1725. Three mile steam passenger railway between Sunniside, Causey Arch and East Tanfield.

Collection of 40 locos including Wellington of 1873, Victorian carriages and vintage workshop at Britain's oldest engine shed, built in 1854.

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blank tabHead of Steam - Darlington Railway MuseumHeritage Railway
North Road Station, Darlington, Co. Durham DL3 6ST

The museum situated in the North Road Station has devoted itself to the railways of north-east England and in particular those that have affected Darlington. Refurbished in 2008 there are many popular exhibits and interactive displays with the locomotives sharing the main area of the museum.
Tel: 01325 460532
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blank tabLocomotion - The National Railway Museum at ShildonHeritage Railway
Shildon, Country Durham, DL14 1PQ

This is part of one of the largest railway museums in the world and linked to its sister site at York. Part of the National collection is housed in the great modern 6000ft Collection Building including the iconic 'Green Arrow' and British Advanced Passenger Train 'Deltic'. As well as the main exhibition locomotives there are model trains, planes and automobiles, exhibitions and plenty of things to keep the all the family active.
Tel: 01388 777999    Fax: 01388 771448   Web:
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blank tabBeamish - The Living Museum of the NorthHeritage Railway
Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG

Beamish is a living and working museum which represents different walks of life from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian Periods. A half mile track runs the famous 1813 locomotive 'Puffing Billy' on the Pockerley Waggonway and there are copies of Locomotion and the Steam Elephant. Although there are upto 10 locomotives altogether they are not all on display.
Tel: 0191 370 4000    Fax: 0191 370 4001   Web:
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blank tabThe Weardale Railway Trust LtdHeritage Railway
Stanhope Station, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham DL13 2YS

The 5.5 mile track was once used to transport limestone to the ironworks at Teesside. You can now enjoy unspoilt views of the North Pennines. The aim of the Railway is to integrate a passenger service with enthusiasts' specials and freight facilities, negotiations of which have been currently undertaken by the Weardale Railways CIC.Standard Gauge
Tel: 01388 526203
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