Alnwick heritage railway welcomes a new arrival

The Aln Valley Railway has a new steam locomotive.

Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 5:15 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 5:16 pm
Richboro arrives at Aln Valley Railway.

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.

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

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

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

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