Trains steam ahead on Pennines heritage line [BBC News]

Date: 11/06/2018

Trains have returned to a section of England^s highest railway line for the first time in more than 40 years.

South Tynedale Railway, a narrow gauge line in the Pennines, is built on the track bed of the Alston Line which closed in 1976.

Operated by a preservation society, it runs steam trains between Alston in Cumbria and Lintley in Northumberland.

In what has been described as a ^milestone^ it now runs to Slaggyford, further up the Tyne Valley.

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Trains steam ahead on heritage line
South Tynedale Railway locomotive

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South Tynedale Railway runs on part of the Alston Line, the highest in England, that closed in 1976.

Related images

Branch train from Hatwhistle at Alston station in June 1952.
Location: Alston
Company: Alston Branch (Newcastle and Carlisle Railway)
25/06/1952 G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow
'Barber', an 0-6-0ST built by Greens of Leeds (441/1908), photographed at Alston on the South Tynedale Railway on 22 July 2017. Note the new station roof, bought with the help of National Lottery funding. For a look at the original see image [[7147]].
Location: Alston
Company: Alston Branch (Newcastle and Carlisle Railway)
22/07/2017 Peter Todd
Ivatt 2-6-0 no 43121 occupies the Alston branch platform at Haltwhistle on 26 March 1967 as it prepares to take the BLS/SLS Scottish Rambler No 6 on a return trip tover the branch.
Location: Haltwhistle
Company: Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
26/03/1967 K A Gray

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