Stepping back in motoring time

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A classic and vintage rally was held at the Aln Valley Railway last weekend.

The event took place at the Lionheart Station site in Alnwick on Saturday and Sunday. Vehicles included an Austin 7, Morris Minors, MGs, an Alvis, an E-Type and a V8 Cadillac.

Aln Valley Railway steam and classic rally
Ken Hart  with his Triumph Bonneville
Picture by Jane Coltman

Aln Valley Railway steam and classic rally Ken Hart with his Triumph Bonneville Picture by Jane Coltman

Other exhibits were two classic Bedford vans, Commer and Leyland 
Tiger coaches, and a range of 
tractors.

There was also a selection of classic motorbikes and traction engines.

Visitors enjoyed brake-van rides behind ex-Whittle Colliery diesel locomotive 615.

l A car-boot sale is being held at the Lionheart Station site this Sunday.

Aln Valley Railway steam and classic rally
All aboard - Matt and Sophie Crowe
Picture by Jane Coltman

Aln Valley Railway steam and classic rally All aboard - Matt and Sophie Crowe Picture by Jane Coltman

Gates open at 10am, with sellers’ entry from 9am.

Cars are £10, vans £13. Suggested admission donation for buyers is £1 per adult.

There will be diesel train rides, while the cafe, shop and museum will be open.

Call 01665 602181 or 01665 572028.

Aln Valley Railway steam and classic rally
AVR chairman Martin Robinson with his 1963 MGB
Picture by Jane Coltman

Aln Valley Railway steam and classic rally AVR chairman Martin Robinson with his 1963 MGB Picture by Jane Coltman

Aln Valley Railway steam and classic rally
Morpeth dairyman Malcolm Stawart with his Bedford CA's 1969
Picture by Jane Coltman

Aln Valley Railway steam and classic rally Morpeth dairyman Malcolm Stawart with his Bedford CA's 1969 Picture by Jane Coltman

 

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