On the left, a passenger train (possibly the very last one) taking the Wooler Branch.
Today this is the “parting of the ways” on the “railway” footpaths.
On the right the same train returning to Coldstream (Cornhill) Station. The double
tracks are the Tweedmouth to Kelso “Main Line”.
Moments later the train arrives at Coldstream Station and draws through the station.
The engine in the station is ready to take the train onwards.
The picture on the right gives an indication of the complexity of the railway freight
sidings which extended on both sides of the station and to the old Cattle Mart.
Remembering the old Railway.
The station in Cornhill was called Coldstream Station and was at the junction of
the Alnwick and Cornhill branch line with the “main line” from Tweedmouth to Kelso
and linking on to the Waverley route.
The final picture in this series shows the same passenger train (an enthusiasts special)
about to leave for Kelso after the engine change. Health and Safety experts please
cover your eyes for this picture!!
The first four pictures have been taken from a film/video by Michael Clemens and
our thanks go to him for his kind permission to use them and especially for his direct
provision of this final picture. Information on his forthcoming book covering local
railways is here
More detailed information on Coldstream station, including maps, other links and
details of other local stations can be found here and here
If you have other relevant railway information then please email us
We asked if anyone could date this train and one of the visitors here (Tom Baldwin)
sent the following information:
“April 14 2012 saw the 49th anniversary of the "Stephenson Locomotive Society (Scottish
Area) / Branch Society Scottish Rambler No.2 (Joint Easter Rail Tour)" arrival at
and departure from (twice!) Coldstream.
The train arrived at Coldstream from Tweedmouth hauled by ex-LNER class 'B1' 4-6-0
number 61324. For the ride to Wooler and back the loco was ex-LMS class 2F-B 2-6-0
number 46474. Locos were switched because the 'B1' was too heavy for the Wooler trip.
46474 would had made one of the legs on this trip tender first since there was no
turntable at Wooler. Back at Coldstream the 'B1' was reattached for the onward trip
to the west.