11 pictures charting changes on the railway between Alnmouth and Berwick as new book published
In 1850 the completion of the Royal Border Bridge, linking the two banks of the River Tweed at Berwick, was the final piece of the jigsaw that saw the East Coast Main Line link London with Edinburgh.
A new book, Alnmouth to Berwick by Roger Darsley and Dennis Lovette, charts the history of the railway in north Northumberland.
The book includes information on several intermediate stations that were closed during the 1950s, while The Seahouses and Tweed Dock branches provide interesting studies of lines serving East Coast harbours.
This 96-page book, complete with 120 photographs, makes an important contribution to local transport history and will be available from local bookshops at £18.95 or from publishers from January 30.
Available direct from Middleton Press (post-free, UK): 01730 813169, www.middletonpress.co.uk