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About us

Come for a ride on the North of England’s double gold award winning narrow gauge railway winding from Alston into the South Tyne Valley in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Our trains are hauled by steam, diesel or battery electric locos and all have a fascinating history. Both of our restored stations at Alston and Slaggyford house a café, ticket office and gift shop. At Alston you can explore our Discovery Centre and visit the viewing gallery above our engineering workshop. Most areas of the site are accessible and there are large car parks at Alston and Slaggyford.

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We are OPEN!

The Crossing Cafe is now open seven days a week from 9.30 a.m until 5p.m.

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Our new timetable is now in operation with trains departing for Slaggyford at 10:30, 13:00 and 15:00. Have a look at our Timetable 2019 for details of our operating days.

Tickets & Fares

Our standard operating days in season are Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from Easter to the end of October. This season we will be also running trains on Wednesdays in June and September. During the main school holiday periods we will be running 7 days a week.

We operate two simple pricing structures to help you choose the best value ticket for your time with us.
Please note that all tickets are DONATION TICKETS which allow us to claim Gift Aid. Please say if you would prefer an alternative ticket.

See our tickets and fares page for more information

Trains run from 30th March 2019 to 31st October 2019. Our standard operating days are Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and between Saturday 20th July and Sunday 1st September we run trains 7 days a week.

Latest News

Earth Day and the Launch of Green Dragon 22nd April 2019

Earth Day 2019 is the perfect day to formally launch our wood burning loco, Green…

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Afternoon teas booking now!

To celebrate #EnglishTourismWeek19 and the opening of 'Number 12' our new afternoon tea carriage, every…

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Reviews

      Just returned from a trip to the railway. £25 for a family ticket. The children were given a free Easter Egg trail, with chocolate prizes for finding all the eggs. On the train my 9yr old train mad son and dad stood all the way...More

    thumb Nicola T
    4/22/2019

      Disappointed that the steam train wasn’t on when we visited. It depends which volunteers are there on the day. Really enjoyed the trip. Bit cool and windy but sunny day. They provide blankets if needed which we didn’t. Busy day.

    thumb PartTimer33
    4/22/2019