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Ask about our Track Back special offer

By way of thanking our visitors for their support of the ongoing development project and to encourage a return visit later in the season we are offering a special discounted double visit ticket. We’d love to see our early season…

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Shortlist announced for tourism superstars

The shortlist for the North East England Tourism Awards has been announced today (21 October 2016), following another record breaking year for entries. (Full shortlist detailed below). Playing a major role in showcasing the range of high quality tourism businesses…

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The South Tynedale Railway Development Project

The Origin of the funding After a reduction in visitors due to some serious weather issues and a general decline in visitors to the AONB when the depression began to bite, by 2012 the South Tynedale Railway was in serious…

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Steam Oddities at the South Tynedale Railway

South Tynedale Railway, Alston, is pulling out all the stops this August Bank Holiday with a “Steam Oddities” weekend! We’ve added a puff of steam to the themes for each day. On “Odds & Sods Saturday” (27 August) we’re going…

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Green Steam this Easter

The 2016 services will resume on Thursday 24th March with trains departing Alston at 10.45; 12.15; 2.15 and 3.45. We operate every day of the Easter holidays. From 26th to 28th March we have a “Green Steam” event where our…

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Bags of Help!

We are very proud to be a potential recipient of Tesco’s forthcoming Bags of Help campaign. But we do need your help please... Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions…

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Santa Specials

There will be an extra sparkle in Santa’s eyes this December as his temporary home at South Tynedale Railway, Alston, has been transformed. The railway elves have been very busy giving the grotto a facelift so that visitors enter a…

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