Take a heritage train ride

Plan your visit

Heritage train rides are back on selected dates

Heritage train rides


Friday 28 August

Sunday 30 August

Monday 31 August

Sunday 6 September

Sunday 13 September

Sunday 20 September

Sunday 27 September

Sunday 4 October

Sunday 11 October

Sunday 18 October

Sunday 25 October

Thursday 29 October

Sunday 1 November

Visitor informaton

Stephenson Steam Railway is only open for heritage train rides followed by a visit to the museum. Tickets must be pre-booked. 

Plan your visit and book tickets 


Take a four mile return trip following the route of the coal trains from the collieries to the River Tyne behind a vintage locomotive in our 1950s passenger carriages.

New for this running season is that steam locomotive 401 has been restored to its original red livery.

We are hoping to operate 401 throughout the running season, but occasionally the locomotive may need to take the day off. If you'd like to know which engine is running on the day, please call the Museum in advance on (0191) 277 7135. 

Please note that heritage train rides are subject to the availability of volunteer crew.