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Alston

The original station house at Alston, which was at the end of a branch line from the main Newcastle to Carlisle line at Haltwhistle.

Alston

Alston Station is the headquarters of the railway and contains a cafe and gift shop.

Alston Station

The branch line was closed in 1976 and the South Tynedale Railway took a lease on the first length of the trackbed in1980. Narrow gauge track was laid and operations commenced in 1983.

Alston Station

Rolling stock for passengers is a mixture of open-sided carriages and saloons, many of which are ex-Viennese tram carriages.

Alston Station

Train awaiting departure for Slaggyford.

Alston Station

Locomotives are a mixture of diesel, steam and battery powered. Here battery powered No. 22, Newcastle, awaits departure from Alston. This locomotive was purchased from Transport For London and converted from standard gauge.

Kirkhaugh

The line follows the course of the South Tyne River through picturesque country.

Kirkhaugh

Kirkhaugh is approximately halfway between Alston and Slaggyford and is the first of two halts on the line.

Lintley Halt

Lintley Halt is close to the site of a coal loading operation from a nearby mine which provided traffic for the original branch line.

Lintley Halt

The halt is situated in a very rural area.

Slaggyford

Slaggyford is currently the end of the line with facilities for passengers whilst the engine runs around its train.

Slaggyford

Slaggyford

These wooden station buildings have been restored to a high standard.

Signal Box

This signal box controls the points and signals around Slaggyford Station as well as the level crossing gates where the railway crosses a minor road.

"Newcastle"

The battery powered engine Newcastle running round its train at Slaggyford.

Slaggyford Station

This is the original station building at Slaggyford. It is now in private hands.

"Green Dragon"

In the shed at Alston, this engine has been converted to run on waste wood briquettes.

"Barber"

A saddle tank engine originally built for industrial use.

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