Welcome to Alnwick's Heritage Transport Attraction!
We're now closed after a successful 2016 season!
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 CHRISTMAS RAFFLE 2016
Many thanks to all those who have taken part in the AVR Christmas raffle which was drawn on Sunday 18 December.
The Winners are:
1st 0896 L Straughan
2nd 1689 A Provost
3rd 0205 D George
4th 0107 L Peel
5th 0113 E Rixon
Many thanks to all who took part - watch out for the 2017 summer raffle coming soon!
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John Irving: 'The railway pubs of Northumberland, Durham and Cumberland'. John’s talk will demonstrate how public houses were instrumental in the creation of railways passenger services from their conception. Meeting held in Barter Books.
Bill Fawcett: 'Newcastle's Forth Goods Station: Two Centuries of Urban Development'. Bill, from ‘over the border’ is an author, railway historian and expert on aspects of the North Eastern Railway. A treat is in store! Meeting held in Barter Books.
2017 Season Opener. Lionheart Station site open with rides behind a steam locomotive. Buffet Stop Cafe, museum, shop, model railway and rolling stock shed open. Driver Experience rides available.
Lionheart Station site open with rides behind a steam locomotive. Easter Bunny Hunt with prizes for the kids. Buffet Stop Cafe, museum, shop, model railway and rolling stock shed open. Driver Experience rides available.