Filming

The Tanfield Railway can provide the perfect location for you.

A Victorian steam train is as powerful a symbol of British history as it is possible to find and the Tanfield Railway is unique in mainland Britain in operating only a fleet of Victorian style wooden bodied carriages on a standard gauge railway.

That's why the Tanfield Railway has provided the perfect setting for the filming of countless dramas, advertisements, documentaries and feature films, from Catherine Cookson to Fred Dibnah. We have a vast amount of experience of dealing with the specialist needs of filming and we have volunteers who are experts in ensuring that the scene you need can be recreated in the most minute of detail.

Steam through the ages

We can provide steam trains from the Victorian and Edwardian eras and onwards through the '30s, wartime and into the '60s. We can provide both passenger and goods trains and the period surroundings in which to film them, timeless stations, Europe's oldest working engine shed, and a faithfully recreated Victorian signalbox.

Scenery on the Tanfield Railway varies greatly from rolling fields to spectacular valleys and dense woodland which makes it perfect to replicate almost any part of the British Isles or even further afield.

What's more because of the strong links we have with other museums and railways throughout the country, if we don't have exactly what you're looking for already on site - the chances are we can track it down and help build a complete package perfectly tailored to your needs.

To find out more about what we can offer or to see if we can provide the perfect location for your filming please contact us.