Alnwick Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)

Introduction

This line is closed. There are plans to re-open the line. The station site remains largely intact but two large bridges are missing along the route. Today the nearest station is at Alnmouth.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This substantial station closed in 1968. The station building remains standing and there are portions of platforms. It was the terminus of the line from Alnmouth and, from 1887, the line from Coldstream (the junction was south of the station.)
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Cornhill Branch (North Eastern Railway)
The interior at 'Barter Books' in the former Alnwick station trainshed.

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John Yellowlees 22/06/2017
Exterior of the former Alnwick station, opened in 1848 and closed in 1968 and now the well-stocked Barter's Bookshop, on 16th June 2018, 170 years ...
David Bosher 16/06/2018
Alnwick Station, now Barter Books bookshop ...
Alistair MacKenzie 23/03/2010
The north corner of the former Alnwick station in February 2012. The main entrance to what is now 'Barter Books' is just off picture to the ...
Colin Alexander 16/02/2012
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This is the terminus of the Aln Valley Railway. The station opened in 2012. The station is the intended terminus of a re-opened Alnwick Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway) which closed in 1968. The original site, Alnwick, will be difficult to access from Alnmouth due to the construction of the A1 on the level over the former line's trackbed.
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Hudswell Clark 0-6-0T 'Richboro' stabled inside the workshop. ...
Bill Roberton 07/04/2016
Locomotive Penicuik, now in preservation at the Aln Valley Railway, worked at the Valleyfield Paper Mill, Penicuik. The Penicuik Railway closed ...
John Yellowlees 06/03/2016
A 48hp Ruston Hornsby, Barclay 615 and BR-built (to an LMS design) 12088 outside the workshop. ...
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Lionheart Station on the Aln Valley Railway. A home made push-pull unit operates the services, but not true push-pull as the small cab area only ...
Douglas Blades 07/09/2019
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This is a two platform station with the main station building, a modest modern structure, on the southbound platforms. There are car parks on either side of the line. There is a signal box at the north end of the southbound platform and sidings and a coal yard at the south end, east side of the line. The station is on the electrified East Coast Main Line.
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Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Alnmouth signal box, at the north end of the up platform on the evening of 17th June 2018. The branch trains to the historic market town of Alnwick, ...
David Bosher 17/06/2018
Unidentified Inter City Express heading south towards Alnmouth. ...
John Steven 07/03/2010
A northbound Voyager runs into Alnmouth station on the ECML in August 2007. ...
John Furnevel 16/08/2007
A Virgin Voyager on a Cross Country service about to call at Alnmouth in May 2004. ...
John Furnevel 26/05/2004
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