Old Locomotives in the Longhoughton Goods Yard

aln-valley-railway-engines-longhoughton (Image: Andy F, cc-sa-3.0)

Eagle eyed train travellers on the East Coast Mainline immediately north of Alnmouth, Northumberland, may notice a collection of old rolling stock to the east of the line. Comprising several carriages and a couple of diesel locomotives stored at the former Longhoughton Goods Yard, the railway relics belong to the Aln Valley Railway, an exciting project working to reopen the original route from Alnmouth to Alnwick, which was closed in 1968.



aln-valley-railway-engines-longhoughton-4 (Images: Andy f (1, 2, 3), cc-sa-3.0)

Due to the unavailability of the original Alnwick station, which is now occupied by an excellent railway-inspired bookshop known as Barter Books, a new station called Alnwick Lionheart is being constructed on the edge of the town. Much progress has already been made, and you can read more about it here.

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