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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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Sat 20

Easter Weekend 20-22 April

April 20 @ 10:30 am - April 22 @ 4:45 pm
Mon 22

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

      A nice trip along the railway. We say in the outside carriage and it was a bit chilly. Positives - good views, friendly staff, nice putting, good food and drink at Slaggyford. Negatives - seats were very hard on the train. All in it was...More

    thumb ScottR906
    4/13/2019

      Brought my 3 year old son for a ride on the trains and was treated to a lovely day out on this quaint railway. Many wonderful picturesque views across the dales as we made our way up the line. The spotters sheet was great to...More

    thumb PaulaBG1988
    4/08/2019