Sunday, 23 May 2010

Full steam ahead!

This very weekend, the Weardale Railway has resumed its passenger service connecting to the mainline.  The service was withdrawn in 1953.

So now, for visitors to our B&B, we're only a short 10 minute bus ride from a mainline rail link at Stanhope.  Most excitingly of all, some of that link is steam hauled!


  1. Great, good for business, good for the environment. Everyone wins! I love train travel. Off for another meeting in Newcastle tomorrow so train from Hexham, is it childish to get so excited about a simple journey that hundreds of people make every day?

  2. Well I get excited about travelling on trains too. I have to go down to London in a couple of weeks and am so looking forward to it!