I visited this railway on 17th August and drove down to the new Slaggyford station after a couple of round trips from Alston to Lintley Halt. The platform, signal box, booking office and buffet car were all in situ and parts of the car park had been tarmacked. However there is still a lot of work to be done to complete the passing loop. Unfortunately there was little evidence at Alston station to suggest that trains were only running as far as Lintley Halt. The railway has not reprinted its 2017 leaflet showing times to and from Slaggyford and four middle-aged ladies had good reason to feel aggrieved. They had walked to Slaggyford along the path next to the newly laid track, expecting to find food, toilets and trains when they arrived. They found none of these and had to rush a mile or so back at pace to Lintley Halt in order to catch their return train.