Heatherslaw Light Railway got its 25th anniversary year off to a flying start on Sunday.
Despite the foggy weather, there were plenty of visitors on the first day of the new tourist season for 2014.
The most northerly steam railway in England, the train ride from Heatherslaw to Etal attracts around 30,000 visitors each year.
The journey covers 2.25 miles of track, following the course of the River Till. A return trip takes approximately 50 minutes.
The light railway will officially mark its 25th anniversary on July 1.