Alston Branch (Newcastle and Carlisle Railway)
A 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. Land was taken for possible doubling and many structures built for two lines, but only a single line was laid.
Locations along the line
These locations are along the line.
Busy doing nothing. Scene at Featherstone Park, Northumberland, on the former Alston branch on a sunny afternoon in 2010. View is north east over the ... John Furnevel 01/11/2010 A sunny afternoon at Featherstone Park in November 2010. View is south towards Alston. The station closed along with the branch in 1976 and this ... John Furnevel 01/11/2010 View north east over the site of the level crossing at Featherstone Park on the Alston branch on 1 November 2010. The branch was closed completely in ... John Furnevel 01/11/2010
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Coanwood, on the former Alston branch, after vegetation clearance - which we appreciate. See image 2468. ... Ken Strachan 22/05/2014 Looking North towards Haltwhistle from the car park for visitors to Lambley viaduct. The car park is built on and adjacent to the branch trackbed. ... Ken Strachan 22/05/2014 The much modified and extended former station master's house at Coanwood on the Alston branch in May 2014. The remains of the old station, now part of ... Ken Strachan 22/05/2014 Platform remains at Coanwood in September 2003 looking south towards Lambley Viaduct. Opened in 1851 as Shaft Hill, the station closed along with the ... John Furnevel 22/09/2003 Viewed over the gardens of the cottages near Lambley station, the viaduct looks more like a garden railway structure than its larger-than-life true ... Ken Strachan 22/05/2014 Looking East across Lambley viaduct on 22 May 2014. Not a recommended location for sufferers from vertigo. ... Ken Strachan 22/05/2014 Looking up at Lambley viaduct on the former Alston branch in September 2003. Seen from the pedestrian footbridge over the South Tyne. ... John Furnevel 22/09/2003 Long, tall, and narrow: looking East along the deck of Lambley Viaduct see image 47432 on a blustery day. Notice the plaque on the left marking ... Ken Strachan 22/05/2014 Laid out like a scenic path, at least as much as a railway - looking towards Alston on 22 May 2014 from a point just South of Lambley station. ... Ken Strachan 22/05/2014 Lambley from the south. The waggonway continued north and then west and the railway crossed the viaduct. ... Ewan Crawford // Lambley station on the Alston branch in March 1976, displaying both a corporate image BR running-in board at the far end and a North Eastern Region ... Bill Jamieson 27/03/1976 Lambley station and viaduct viewed from the south west in March 1976. Looking at the sylvan surroundings, it is difficult to imagine that there was ... Bill Jamieson 27/03/1976 The surviving station building at Slaggyford in August 2012, more than 35 years after closure by BR. An extension of the current narrow gauge line ... Brian Smith 15/08/2012
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'BARBER' an 0-6-0ST running round its train at Lintley Halt, the northern station on the the South Tynedale Railway. The Railway is soon to extend ... Peter Todd 17/07/2017 'BARBER' an 0-6-0ST at Lintley Halt, the northern station on the the South Tynedale Railway. The Railway is soon to open up its extension to ... Peter Todd 17/07/2017 Scene at Lintley Halt, the current terminus of the narrow gauge South Tynedale Railway, on 18 May 2014. The diesel locomotive is Naworth ... Peter Todd 18/05/2014
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Looking South towards Kirkhaugh on the South Tynedale Railway, through the cab of the diesel locomotive on 22 May 2014 see image 22542. ... Ken Strachan 22/05/2014
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A departure from the then northern limit of passenger working of the South Tynedalle Railway, Gilderdale, on 25 July 1993. ... John McIntyre 25/07/1993 Bagnall 0-4-0ST Woto (2133 of 1924) at Gilderdale on the South Tynedale Railway in July 1993. Gilderdale was the northern terminus until 1996 ... John McIntyre 25/07/1993 Thomas Edmondson waits patiently at Gilderdale, then the northern passenger operating limit of the South Tynedale Railway between Alston and ... John McIntyre 25/07/1993
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During the 40th Anniversary (of closure) weekend 0-6-2ST Barber, formerly of Harrogate Gas Works, runs round its South Tynedale Railway train ... Mark Bartlett 02/05/2016 South Tynedale Railway 0-4-0DM No.9 stands in Alston station with a single coach on 2nd May, 2016, during the events that marked the 40th anniversary ... Mark Bartlett 02/05/2016 The former goods shed at Alston in May 2006. Now The Hub museum. [Ref query 1514] ... John Furnevel 11/05/2006 The 1852 station building at Alston, seen here in May 2006 looking north from Station Road. ... John Furnevel 06/05/2006
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