Alnwick heritage railway welcomes a new arrival

Richboro arrives at Aln Valley Railway.
Richboro arrives at Aln Valley Railway.

The Aln Valley Railway has a new steam locomotive.

Owned by Stephen Wood, in Scotland, it formerly worked at the Strathspey Railway at Aviemore, in the Highlands, but will now be based at Lionheart, Alnwick.

Richboro, left, working on a passenger train while the new loco is in the siding on the right. Picture by Pat Murphy/AVR

Richboro, left, working on a passenger train while the new loco is in the siding on the right. Picture by Pat Murphy/AVR

Originally, it was owned by the National Coal Board and worked at pits in County Durham, before being sold for preservation.

It was steamed at Lionheart for the first time over the Easter weekend and will share passenger train duties with the steam locomotive Richboro.