Westbound from Wolsingham

Weardale Railway

Posted · Add Comment

I recently spent a day travelling through Weardale in Western County Durham. However, instead of driving up the dale on the A689, I decided to relax and take a trip on the Weardale Railway. The railway in Weardale dates back to the 1840s and originally operated as an extension to the Stockton & Darlington railway, [...]

locomotion no 1

Back to the birthplace of trains

Posted · Add Comment

Ask any railway enthusiast where the birthplace of the passenger railway is and many will mention Stephenson, the Stockton & Darlington Railway. Some may even┬ámention Shildon in County Durham or the Mason’s Arms pub. However, few will mention Aycliffe Station. It is a place you wont find on any map today as it has been [...]