Sunday, 2 September 2018

Heritage at Haltwhistle Station

Ever wondered what is inside a signal box, or what the view is like high above the railway? Or why a mainline railway company might have a model railway? Such questions will be answered at Haltwhistle Station on the Newcastle to Carlisle railway line on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September, when the Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership, supported by the rail industry, opens the doors to such secrets as part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme. Between 10am-4pm, Network Rail will be opening the 1901 Haltwhistle Grade II listed signal box- one of the BBC’s top ten signal boxes. Signallers past and present will be on hand to explain mechanical signalling and help you enjoy the view from the box. Other key features include the booking office, the water tower and crane, stationmaster’s house, waiting rooms and the nearby Alston Arches viaduct across the Tyne. 

A great opportunity to learn more about our past- go along to Haltwhistle Station next week and find out about this historic piece of our heritage.