Thursday, 7 September 2017

Get on board Haltwhistle station's Heritage Open Days!

Haltwhistle are offering railway enthusiasts a dream weekend by opening up their historic station for two Heritage Open Days. On Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September the Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership will be participating in Heritage Open Days to give visitors the chance to see some of the historic features of the station, which was opened in 1838. Highlights will include the 1901 Grade II listed signal box, named as one of the BBC’s top 10 signal boxes, and the 1855 Haltwhistle Station Booking Hall. Visitors will be able to go inside the signal box, take a guided walk to the magnificent Alston Arches viaduct and get their hands on reproductions of classic Edmondson tickets for a small donation, as well as enjoy a craft fair and light refreshments. It is a fantastic opportunity- don’t miss it!