South Tynedale Railway

20th June 2017

Alston station seen here with major work in progress, building an overall roof.
The railway has been very fortunate in receiving HLF grants to upgrade the station - has a great cafe now!

Looking north from the buffer stops.

The locomotive for today was diesel mechanical locomotive No 9 built in 1952 by the Hunslet Engine Company of Leeds.
 It is a flameproof underground mine locomotive for the National Coal Board and used in the Seaham area.

The end of the present run seen here at Lintley Halt, where the loco runs round for return to Alston.
The extension to Slaggyford was just weeks away from being opened - need to return later!

The guard signals to the driver that he is clear of the points as loco runs round.

Returning to couple up to train.

View from the balcony end of first carriage on return journey.

Kirkhaugh station with inset giving details of reopening.

The railway has a first class workshop at Alston complete with lift to mezzanine viewing floor.

The 12.15 service seen passing the workshops just after leaving Alston.

The railway follows the South Tyne Trail with the river in view here.

Peckett 0-6-0ST 'Harrogate', was on loan to the South Tynedale Railway. Seen here at loco shed.

It was then hauled by a battery electric locomotive to the workshop.

  'Harrogate' is an 0-6-0ST built for the Harrogate Gas Works Railway where a limited clearance tunnel meant the loco was built
 with a low profile cab. It normally resides at the Statfold Barn Railway.