Half-a-century since final train

Today marks 50 years since the Alnmouth to Alnwick branch line closed to passenger services.

Monday, 29th January 2018, 5:00 am
The last train from Alnwick Railway Station

The above picture, taken by Mrs L Davison, of Percy Court, Alnwick, captured the final passenger train to depart Alnwick Railway Station in 1968.

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To mark the milestone, the Aln Valley Railway – an ambitious heritage project to reopen the branch line – is holding the Steam Gala event, Branch End 50.

It will take place at Lionheart Station, Alnwick, from Saturday, May 5, to Monday, May 7, with steam-train rides. Visit www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk for more information.