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Former Railway Station, Alnwick - Barter Books


Alnwick Railway Station on Wagon Way Road in Alnwick was opened on the 5th September, 1887. It was built as part of the Alnwick to Cornhill branch line, by the North Eastern Railway, which opened on that same day. It replaced an earlier station on the outskirts of Alnwick, which was opened in 1850 by Newcastle and Berwick Railway with a railway line to Alnmouth. Alnwick station was closed in 1968 and now 'Alnmouth for Alnwick' Station is the nearest railway station. The old goods shed from Alnwick Station was dismantled and relocated to Beamish as part of it's Rowley Station. The former Alnwick Station itself, is well preserved  and now hosts Barter Books in Alnwick. The former Alnwick Station is a Grade II listed building.

Alnwick railway station was the terminus of the Alnwick branch line, which diverged from the East Coast Main Line at Alnmouth in Northumberland, Northern England. The branch opened on 1 October 1850 and closed in January 1968, leaving the former junction at Alnmouth as the nearest station to Alnwick. The station was also the terminus of the Cornhill branch line to Coldstream which closed for passengers in 1930.

History

Opened by the North Eastern Railway, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the North Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

The station was then closed by the British Railways Board in 1968. The platforms have been in-filled, but the trainshed remains intact and in use, including by Barter Books. The bookshop was featured in Michael Portillo's 'Great British Railway Journeys' (first broadcast BBC2 - 23/1/2012).

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K1 62011 stands at Alnwick, with a train for Alnmouth

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Alnwick - Barter Books

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Barter Books

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Alnwick Railway Station

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Alnwick railway station [2]

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The heart of Barter Books

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Alnwick, Northumberland ... mural at the old station.

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Alnwick, Northumberland ... station clock in a bookshop.

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Barter Books, Alnwick - stacks & former station staff

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Larry Robinson in Barter Books, Alnwick

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Alnwick Old Station

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Alnwick railway station [3]

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Part of the cafe at Barter Books, Alnwick

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Alnwick - Barter Books

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Drinking fountain in Barter Books, Alnwick

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Alns

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Barter Books, Alnwick

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Barter Books, Alnwick

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Alnwick Architecture : The Mural at Barter Books, Alnwick Station

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Barter Books, Alnwick

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Former Alnwick Station building

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Barter Books, Alnwick

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FORMER RAILWAY TERMINUS - Alnwick - List Entry
- "Former Railway Terminus.... Rebuilt 1887 Probably by William Bell (architect to the N.E.R.) who built the Darlington Bank Top Station, which it resembles, in the same year. Large ...

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Alnwick
- "The three mile long Alnmouth to Alnwick branch railway was authorised by Act of Parliament granted to the Newcastle & Berwick Railway on 31st July, 1845. Construction didn't start ...

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Drinking trough

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The entrance arch to Barter Books Alnwick

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Barter Books, former Alnwick Station (2)

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Slightly Foxed

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