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Locomotion

Journey back in time for a ride behind one of our operating locomotives.

Visitors to Locomotion take a ride behind steam locomotive Furness 20

We operate our on-site passenger service at various times throughout the year, giving you the chance to experience Shildon's railway heritage first-hand. 

The journey takes you along the original line of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, past the museum's Collection Building and back towards the historic coal drops—the perfect way to take in our main sights and truly appreciate the power of steam.

Check back here for the dates of our next train rides. Times vary throughout the day, so visit the Collection Building on arrival to check availability and buy your ticket.

Please note rides on 10 and 11 November and 8 and 9 December 2018 will be hauled by a diesel locomotive.

Scheduled dates