Eastern Main Lines

Alnmouth to Berwick

including the Seahouses and Tweed Dock branches

by Roger Darsley & Dennis Lovett

In 1850 the completion of the Royal Border Bridge, linking the two banks of the River Tweed, was the final piece of the jigsaw that saw the East Coast Main Line link London with Edinburgh.

The line covers several intermediate stations that were closed during the 1950s. The Seahouses and Tweed Dock branches provide interesting studies of lines serving East Coast harbours.



'The authors are clearly on top of their subject, and it's good Middleton Press are now making serious progress with this previously under-covered part of the UK that has a special individual character.'
(Howard Johnston, Steam World, 2022)

'Here are two fine additions to the superb series that covers distinct geographical areas of our extensive railway system through historic monochrome images... Strongly recommended indeed.' (RSS)
(The Railway Magazine
, May 2022)
[Review on Carlisle to Beattock & Alnmouth to Berwick]

'We rarely cross the Border in this magazine, but there are occasional exceptions. This book is worth that. From the prolific authors of five other books on Scottish routes, this is again a high standard publication.'
(West Highland News (Friends of the West Highland Lines), 2021)

'Some of the photographs are truly remarkable, especially those from earlier times.'
(British Railway Modelling, April 2021)


Book Details

Roger Darsley & Dennis Lovett
Eastern Main Lines
Middleton Press Ltd
30 January 2021
08 October 2023
240 x 174 mm
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Little Mill
Alnmouth 1-7
Alnmouth for Alnwick 8
Alnwick Junction 13, 16
Aln Valley Railway 14-15
Aln Viaduct 17-18
Lesbury 19-20
Longhoughton 21-23
Christon Bank 29-32
Fallodon 34-36
Chathill 37-42
East Fleetham 43
North Sunderland 44-45
Seahouses 46-51
Newham 52-54
Lucker 55-61
Belford 62-67
Crag Mill 68-70
Smeafield 71-74
Beal 75-79
Holy Island 80
Goswick 81-84
Scremerston 85-90
Spittal 91-93
Tweedmouth 94-103
Tweed Dock 107-108
Royal Border Bridge 109-112
Berwick 113
Berwick upon Tweed 114-120