While Sophie and I were visiting the Stephenson Heritage Railway, (post on that HERE) a gentleman saw us taking pictures, and came over to tell us we might like to visit the heritage railway that he was involved in, the Aln Valley Railway. Great idea we thought, and we decided to go when they also had a war re-enactment thing going on.
The aim of the volunteers is to reopen the Alnwick to Alnmouth railway line. The original station in Alnwick is now home to Barter Books
so a brand new railway station and visitor center has been constructed by volunteers on the outskirts of Alnwick from where the railway follows the original trackbed towards Alnmouth Station.
The first thing we did was have a ride on the train.
the carriages were a bit less shabby
and the journey was shorter, but some lovely views across Northumberland
They had quite a few trains in their workshops and at the station
Next time we’ll have a look at the WW2 stuff going on at the station, so stay tooned!