Heritage railway to be opened officially

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The Aln Valley Railway will be officially opened by the Duke of Northumberland.

The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 30, at Alnwick Lionheart Station, in front of invited members and guests.

Afterwards, there will be a buffer and drinks reception and a short brake van ride from the recently-constructed station platform.

It is hoped that steam locomotive RICHBORO will provide the motive power for these rides.

Sir Alan Beith MP is also due to attend the event.

The special day will also mark the launch of the railway’s Let’s Get To Alnmouth appeal.

The general public will not be admitted to the event.

○ The next Aln Valley Railway gardening event takes place on Wednesday at the Alnwick site from 11am. All volunteers welcome.