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Anniversary for rail route

Celebrations and activities are taking place along the railway line between Newcastle and Carlisle as the route celebrates its 175th anniversary.

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Journey back in time

Beamish supplied Victorian costume Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A train journey from another time.

Travellers in Victorian dress mixed with modern passengers as a special service left Newcastle Central Station to mark 175 years of the coast to coast route.

Celebrations have been planned along the line from Tyneside to Cumbria.

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