Aln Valley Railway to feature in episode of 'Coastal Railways'

Aln Valley Railway
Northumberland heritage railway to appear in second episode of Channel 4 steam series
Published Tue, 2017-12-05 11:53

The Aln Valley Railway (AVR) will feature in the second episode of documentary series 'Coastal Railways' starring Julie Walters which airs on Sunday from 8pm.

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Aln Valley Railway © DS Pugh - Creative Commons Licence

Julie and the film crew visited the AVR back in May to discuss the railway's ambitious development project for the restoration and operation of the line between Alnmouth and Alnwick, providing an additional tourist attraction for the area and to enlarge the district's tourism offering.

The filming team spent some time with founding member of the development project Stuart Manley as well as taking a steam train ride down the line before Julie helped out with some of the volunteers doing some ballasting.

The four-part series which started last week, sees Julie Walters ride through the many coastal railways of Britain, from Scotland to Cornwall.

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