I visited the Tanfield Railway yesterday for the annual steam gala. The Tanfield Railway is on the A6076 on the Gateshead/Co Durham border and conveniently, the railway line terminates at Sunniside, the village where I live.
The railway is the world's longest continuously running steam railway. It is run by volunteers who operate the trains on most Saturdays. We can hear them from our house.
A couple of the locomotives were on loan for the weekend though they originally worked on local lines in the age of steam, before they were pensioned off to the heritage industry.