Welcome to Alnwick's Heritage Transport Attraction!
We're now open for the 2016 season! Check here for more details.
Join us for an enjoyable trip, with steam on special days. Visit the museum, rolling stock shed and see what amazing work the small band of volunteers have done in the last few years since construction began. Why not realise that childhood dream and have a go driving your own diesel loco?
The Aln Valley Railway project is an ambitious plan to reopen the branch line from Alnmouth to Alnwick, the old county town of Northumberland and the ancestral home of the Duke of Northumberland.
Although the impressive railway station still exists in Alnwick, a road bypass and other commercial developments no longer make it viable to recreate in full the original run of around 3 miles between the two stations. As a result a brand new railway station and visitor center has been constructed on the outskirts of Alnwick from where the railway will follow the original trackbed all the way to Alnmouth Station. A cycleway / footpath will run alongside providing a safe traffic-free corridor between Alnwick and the National Cycle Network and the coast.
The Aln Valley Railway Trust is a registered charity number 1063332.
* Free entry to site on most opening days. Charge may be payable during special events - see event information for specific details. Charge payable for rides.
AVR SUMMER RAFFLE 2016
Many thanks to all those who have taken part in our first AVR summer raffle which was drawn on Sunday 4th September by our raffle organiser Joanne Adamczyk with the help of the Alnwick Scout Group.
The Winners are:
1st prize £100: Ticket Number 150 : Mrs B Morris, Northumberland
2nd prize £50: Ticket Number 555 : Mr S Matthews, Derbyshire
3rd prize Driving Experience: Ticket Number 326 : Mr O'Neil, Co Durham
4th prize Barter Books Voucher: Ticket Number 794 : Mr T Spence, Northumberland
5th prize Barter Books Voucher: Ticket Number 731 : Mrs Bickley, UK
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'Battleship Wharf: Coal Handling in the 21st Century'. This is the next part of David Fraser’s series of talks on the Port of Blyth. Meeting held in Barter Books.
Ghoulishly things going on at Lionheart!. Lionheart Station site open with rides behind a diesel locomotive. Buffet Stop Cafe, museum, shop, model railway and rolling stock shed open.
'The railway films of Raymond Rourke'. Raymond, who sadly died a few years ago, was a brilliant ‘stills and video’ photographer and a good friend of the AVR. This evening Ian McInnes returns to Alnwick to show us some of Raymond’s work. Meeting held in Barter Books.
Come along and meet Santa Claus at the Aln Valley Railway! Give your children a trip to remember. Travel by train to Santa's Grotto to meet the man himself, assisted by his merry band of elves. Book online via our website.