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Locomotion

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

Diesel shunter in action

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 a locomotive.

Times vary throughout the day, so visit the Collection Building on arrival to check availability and buy your ticket.

Rides scheduled for 19–21 April will be hauled by the 03 diesel shunter.

Scheduled dates