Dust down your bell bottoms and come and join us Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September for the Swinging Sixties event.
September 1965 saw the last ever works train depart from Alston, so to commemorate that time in our history we will have steam Saddletank locos operating our trains . On display will be some 1960’s memorabilia, a model railway layout, 1965 music playing on the platform including the appropriate songs by the Beatles “Ticket to ride” and Burt Bacharach’s “Trains and boats and planes”…., and a Hippy craft tent with free craft activities for children. We are encouraging visitors to wear some of those psychedelic outfits hidden at the back of the wardrobe, or perhaps some beads or badges. Groovy man!
For information , we will operate Saddletank locos services on Friday 25th September for the general public and rail enthusiasts, at the usual Alston departure times of 10.45; 12.15; 2.15 and 3.45.