We spent the day at the Tanfield Railway in Gateshead today. It's just a few minutes' drive from where we live. The visit was arranged through the Sunniside History Society of which I am deputy chairman.
It started in the morning at Sunniside Club where a classic London Routemaster bus picked up many of those attending. I went in my car to free up seats on the bus for others.
On the trip we were able to see inside the workshops and sheds as well as having a one hour ride on the train.
If you haven't been to the Tanfield Railway before, draw up plans to go asap.