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Play train celebrates old railway at Wallington Hall

Wallington play train Credit: National Trust

A twelve metre long play train will be arriving at Wallington Hall in Northumberland on Saturday 16th June.

Inspiration for the train has come from a photograph in a family album of the Trevelyan family which owned the estate before it was taken over by the National Trust.

Original Great Wallington Railway in 1934 Credit: National Trust

The photo shows the opening of the Great Wallington Railway in 1934. The original 100 yards of railway track survived until 1948.