Country Railway Routes

Alnmouth to Alnwick, Coldstream and Berwick

by Roger Darsley and Dennis Lovett

Alnwick joined the railway network early on. The Alnwick and Coldstream line followed, serving a remote and rural area. It lost its passenger services in the 1930s and goods traffic remained on part of the route until the 1960s. The Alnwick branch also closed and over 50 years later is now being rebuilt, in part, as a heritage railway. All these aspects are extensively illustrated herein.



'A superb read as is usual with this series and the collection of photographs show in detail the stations, yards and sheds along the route, along with engines and stock from all eras... There are also very useful maps and diagrams to explain the routes.'
(West Highland News Plus, Friends of the West Highland Lines, Winter/Spring 2022)

'This volume offers readers an insight into railway operations in north Northumberland, stretching across the Scottish border to Coldstream... This book maintains the very high standard of the series.' (GP)
(The Railway Magazine, February 2022)

'The book covers the Aln Valley railway and the narrow gauge Heatherslaw Light Railway, and is essential viewing for those interested in rural railways.'
(The Railway Observer, Vol.91 No.1114, December 2021)



Book Details

Roger Darsley and Dennis Lovett
Country Railway Routes
Middleton Press Ltd
28 August 2021
15 March 2024
240 x 174 mm
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Alnwick FC, BC, 18-33
Alnmouth 1-6, 11-12
Alnmouth for Alnwick 7-8
Alnmouth Junction 13
Greenrigg Halt (AVR) 14-15
Alnwick Lionheart (AVR) 16-17
Edlingham 34-36
Thrunton Forestry Branch 38
Whittingham 39-41
Glanton 42-44
Hedgeley 45-49
Wooperton 50-54
Ilderton 55-59
Wooler 60-63
Akeld 64-67
Kirknewton 69-71
Mindrum 73-77
Coldstream 78-83
Twizell 84-87
Norham 88-91
Velvet Hall 92-94
Tweedmouth 95-96
Royal Border Bridge 100-103
Berwick-Upon-Tweed 104-108
Heatherslaw (HLR) 109
Heatherslaw Light Railway 109-115
Etal (HLR) 116-120