Aln Valley Railway – July 2019 – part 3

Part 1 HERE   Part 2 HERE

There was plenty of interesting train and WW2 paraphenalia to look at and photograph


I thought this would make a nice biscuit tin!

in the library

There was also a concert and these ladies were called the Seatones and did a cracking job of singing 40’s songs

This chap was a bit of a character

and I had to get a shot of the rear parcel shelf of his car


So that’s the end of our day out at the Aln Valley Railway.

All pictures by me and embiggenable with a click.

Full album can be viewed HERE

Stay tooned for our next adventure,  when we visited Dunston Staiths.

Aln Valley Railway – July 2019 – Part 2

Part 1 HERE

After we rode on the train, Sophie and I photographed the WW2 re-enactors and bits and bobs around the station.

On guard duty
Taking a break
having a natter
East meets West
Captain Mainwaring
Hearts and minds

Dad’s Army


Red Star


Relaxing Russkies
Sophie gets behatted

Stay tooned for Part 3!

Aln Valley Railway – July 2019 – Part 1

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.

Our ride

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

The train we went on
needs a bit of work!
to be restored
our chauffeurs

Next time we’ll have a look at the WW2 stuff going on at the station, so stay tooned!