Alston village is the highest market town in England and is the base for a narrow gauge railway. The town's main street is still cobbled and has
several shops selling antiques and curios. The street is quite steep and modern traffic does cause problems.
The South Tynedale Railway is the highest narrow gauge railway in England. It is based in Alston,
and the trains are hauled by preserved steam and diesel engines from Britain and abroad. Nearby there is a model railway shop with a large display
track. There is also a free transport museum with local exhibits and memorabilia.
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