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Success for South Tynedale Railway!

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The South Tynedale Railway are delighted to announce that they have been awarded Gold in the North East England Tourism Awards (NEETA) 2020 for all of their efforts towards becoming an ethical, responsible and sustainable tourism attraction.

The NEETA judges said: – “The staff and volunteers at South Tynedale Railway are committed to being ethical, responsible and sustainable… They are a shining example of a great community focussed venue with much of interest regarding steam trains for all ages.” The last few years have seen lots of major changes at the Railway; which runs from Alston in Cumbria to Slaggyford in Northumberland, through the scenic South Tyne Valley in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

As Alan Farrar, Chair of the South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society says: ‘Many heritage railways have now launched appeals to keep their essential services going; and we are doing the same.

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