The story of the North Tyneside Steam Railway Assocation begins in 1977 in Monkwearmouth. Previously named the Monkwearmouth Station Museum Association the group worked in the former good shed carrying out restorations of locomotives A No 5 and Consett diesel No 10. In 1981 the group moved to its current site of the former Metro test site on Middle Engine Lane. The Association’s name was subsequently changed to reflect the site change and between 1983 and 1989 a new running line and museum was created. Steam hauled passenger trains began in 1991 and have been running ever since. Acquisition of further rolling stock and restoration has been carried out since then in partnership with Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and North Tyneside Council. Further information can be obtained through our museum and via the “Our Railway in years gone by” HLF project.