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Newcastle and Carlisle Railway | Alston Branch

Alston Branch
(Newcastle and Carlisle Railway)

This line was closed. A Section has been re-opened by the South Tynedale Railway between Alston and Kirkhaugh. Today the nearest main line station is at Haltwhistle.

 

Earl of Carlisles WaggonwayNewcastle and Carlisle RailwayClickable map of the Alston Branch
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Chronology 

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Description of route

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From Haltwhistle on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway south to Alston. There was a junction at Lambley with the Earl of Carlisle's Waggonway system.

Alston

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The preserved Alston station has a single platform, and a run-around loop. It had a timber overall roof.

Lambley

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To the north of the station there was a junction with the Earl of Carlisle's Waggonway system. The passenger line crossed over the very large and preserved Lambley Viaduct on its way north to Haltwhisle.

Coanwood

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A platform and buffer stop remain at this small station.

South Tyne Viaduct

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This is a substancial viaduct.


Page created in 1998
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford