Lionheart (near Alnwick) to Greenrigg Bridge, about 1½ miles
(2.4 km). Proposed extension to Alnmouth, a further 1½ miles (2.4 km).
Standard gauge, diesel hauled. A steam locomotive in in the course of
Beamish (near Durham). Open air museum with a standard gauge
electric tram route about 1½ miles (2.3 km) in length, and a working
replica of an early 19th century steam hauled waggonway about 260
yards (240 m) in length.
Springwell (near Gateshead) to Wrekenton: 1 mile (1.6 km)
including a rope worked incline, unique in UK preservation.
Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled. At present operation are
restricted to demonstration running at the Springwell site, but the
remainder of the line may be restored to use and passenger services
provided in the future.
Stanhope to Witton-le-Wear, 11½ miles (18.7 km); Bishop Auckland
West (near Bishop Auckland Northern Rail station) to Witton-le-Wear
(a further 4½ miles, 7.0 km) is cleared for passenger service
but not in regular use; possible future extension to Eastgate,
a further 6¼ miles (10 km); possible future extension of services
from Bishop Auckland to Darlington over Network Rail lines.
Standard gauge, diesel railcars.