Take a heritage train ridePlan your visit
Heritage train rides are back on selected dates
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
Stephenson Steam Railway is only open for heritage train rides followed by a visit to the museum. Tickets must be pre-booked.
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.