On track for the busy summer period

A locomotive at the Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway.
A locomotive at the Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway.

A much-loved railway is all set for the summer.

The Narrow Gauge Railway at Woodhorn Museum, Ashington, is getting ready for the start of the school holidays by ensuring all locomotives and carriages are ready.

Passengers can board the train at the main platform at the top end of the museum car park for the trip along the track, which runs along the edge of the Queen Elizabeth II country park lake.

This year, the newest locomotive Rio-Gen has been repainted to draw more attention to it.

The volunteers who operate the train are always on hand to pass on their knowledge of the days when the locomotives worked hard to move coal around. The railway welcomes new volunteers.

All proceeds go back into the project.