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South Tyndale Railway


High in the Penines lies the South Tyndale Railway. It runs from Alston, in Cumbria, 2.25 miles along the South Tyne Valley to Kirkhaugh, in Northumberland. Alston is 267 metres above sea level and so the railway is known as the highest Narrow Gauge Railway in Northern England.

he railway operates to a two foot guage and mainly operates foreign built engines. Seen here is the ex Polish engine Naklo passing the Alston signal box pror to coupling up to the next train leaving Alston.


South Tyndale Railway


High in the Penines lies the South Tyndale Railway. It runs from Alston, in Cumbria, 2.25 miles along the South Tyne Valley to Kirkhaugh, in Northumberland. Alston is 267 metres above sea level and so the railway is known as the highest Narrow Gauge Railway in Northern England.

he railway operates to a two foot guage and mainly operates foreign built engines. Seen here is the ex Polish engine Naklo passing the Alston signal box pror to coupling up to the next train leaving Alston.


comments (8)

Narrow guage railways are a delight. Haven't been here but it sounds interesting
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Aug 2009, 07:41
Oh this is a great image Les: brilliant! I have a feeling tthis was constructed on the bed of the erstwhile Haltwhistle line
  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY SOUTHSEA ENGLAND
  • 13 Aug 2009, 07:47
Almost like a giant train set,like the small lad? in the signal box,delightful capture Les,you always make the loco the star!Well done.
I hadn't realised this railway was narrow gauge Les, thanks for a good shot and the information to go with it.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 13 Aug 2009, 15:35
I like this picture, the muted colours seem so appropriate
Caught in ideal surroundings Les. Nice shot.
Great action image!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Aug 2009, 21:09
Somewhere I have read about this railway. Must have been in a tourism catalogue. Great picture with the little one blowing its stack.

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