Railway work on track [Northumberland Gazette]

Date: 08/04/2012

Work on a major historic railway scheme is on the right track, with hopes that the first phase will be completed in July.

The Aln Valley Railway (AVR) project aims to rebuild the Alnmouth to Alnwick branchline.

It is now full steam ahead after a lease was signed between Northumberland Estates and the Aln Valley Railway Society earlier this year.

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An up ECML express runs south through Alnmouth station during refurbishment works in May 2004.
Location: Alnmouth
Company: Newcastle and Berwick Railway
26/05/2004 John Furnevel
Photograph taken from a train passing south through Alnmouth station on 13 August 1960. Alnmouth was the junction for the Alnwick branch and possessed a 2-road locomotive shed (sub to 52D Tweedmouth - closed June 1966) standing in the centre background. The locomotive in the picture is Heaton based J39 0-6-0 no 64945.
Location: Alnmouth
Company: Newcastle and Berwick Railway
13/08/1960 Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)

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