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Saturday, 31 May 2008

ABC Wednesday - T for Tanfield

Tanfield Railway is the world's oldest railway and can be found not too far from Durham. Originally used for moving coal from the local pits down to the River Tyne.

The section now in use dates from 1839.

The railway is maintained and operated mainly by volunteers.

You'll find their web site at http://tanfield-railway.co.uk

There are rail trips, cafe, shop and engine sheds - something for everyone .

14 comments:

Gary said...

I've visited Tanfield - it's a beautiful place with a rich history. Thanks for bringing the memories flooding back with your pictures and post.

Bodge.

mylittlephotonook said...

Oh! Very nice pictures. We also have a railway museum here in my neighborhood.
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Petunia said...

Lovely post! Love the photos of the old trains:)

Petunia's ABC

Picturing of Life said...

Great T post....

My T post in here Thanks

leslie said...

Very interesting post - train in Tanfield. I love everything British! ;D

Texas Travelers said...

I like your Tanfield Train.

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Judy said...

Very nice T post.

photowannabe said...

Nice shots. I would love to visit there myself. I didn't know it was the oldest train. Very interesting.

Neva said...

Very nice T's ...I have to really search your blog sometimes when I stop in....interesting.
ine is up here and here.

reader Wil said...

I like those narrow-gauge railways! When we were in Wales we made a trip on one of them!

nonizamboni said...

Perfect 't' -- I'm from railroad country in the western U.S. so this was a particularly fun visit for me.
Happy Wednesday!

Tash said...

Lovely photos of trains. This line must be partly what Thomas the Train was modelled after.

TSannie said...

Neat T photos! Good post.

Granny Smith said...

What a fascinating post! I had never heard of Tanfield Railway, but it is now on my list of things I hope to visit in my ever diminishing somedays.

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