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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • 17th March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) March 23rd 2020 We are very sad to say that South Tynedale Railway and the Crossing Café closed officially yesterday evening (22nd March 2020) and will remain closed indefinitely. This is a very difficult time for everyone; however,…

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Stormy Weather

  • 3rd March 2020

Wettest Feb since records began... According to the MET Office, February 2020 has been the wettest since records began and we've had our fair share of rain and snow here in the North Pennines as this photo from local resident…

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Footplate Dreams Fulfilled

  • 21st February 2020

We're very excited to announce that train enthusiasts can now book a footplate experience to drive and fire one of our heritage steam locomotives. What better way to spend a day than travelling through the scenic South Tyne Valley in…

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Knitting to save lives!

  • 28th January 2020

You may not know it but we have a group of fantastic volunteers who not only knit and crochet blankets to keep our visitors warm as they travel through the beautiful South Tyne Valley but also make blankets which we…

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Naklo Restoration Project Update

  • 13th January 2020

It's been a while since we updated you on Naklo's restoration, a project which began back in August 2018 when Naklo was looking rather sorry for herself. Now she is starting to look much more bright and shiny as this…

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North East Tourism Awards 2020

  • 8th November 2019

We're absolutely delighted to say that we have been shortlisted in the North East Tourism Awards again this year in the two categories we decided to enter; Accessible and Inclusive Tourism and Ethical,Responsible and Sustainable Tourism. We are chuffed (…

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Work Experience at STR!

  • 19th July 2019

Our latest work experience student Sasha has thoroughly enjoyed her time with us and hopes to come back again in the summer to volunteer. She writes; "The friendly railway" is the perfect description for the South Tynedale Railway! As a…

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Of hats and scrambled egg

  • 27th May 2019

Blog number 2 is mainly about hats and we should probably warn you at the start that if you are looking for tips on magnificent millinery then this may not be the blog for you. If however you are interested…

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