A History of Britain’s Railways
Newcastle and Carlisle Railway | 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.
Clickable Schematic of route
Description of route
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.
The preserved Alston station has a single platform,
and a run-around loop. It had a timber overall roof.
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.
A platform and buffer stop remain at this small
South Tyne Viaduct
This is a substancial viaduct.
Page created in 1998
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford