Half-a-century since final train
Today marks 50 years since the Alnmouth to Alnwick branch line closed to passenger services.
The above picture, taken by Mrs L Davison, of Percy Court, Alnwick, captured the final passenger train to depart Alnwick Railway Station in 1968.
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.