I can only echo the comments from the other reviews about the Aln Valley Railway. The friendliness of the volunteers on the railway is brilliant. It was a very wet day when we visited, but the team on duty pulled out all the stops to ensure our visit was still enjoyable. They were only too pleased to show us around and answer our questions about the project and the railway to Alnwick.
Their café is probably the best value of money we encountered on our holiday and whilst it is situated in a portable building it is clean and very well kept. The food is also good and as mentioned is excellent value for money.
I do not think that the cost of the short ride on the Wickhams trolley is overpriced when compared to other similar railways, as indicated by another review. We should not forget that this is still a project in it's early years and they need to raise funds to help complete their plans.
I would recommend a visit by anyone who has even the smallest interest in railways as it is not everyday you get to ride on such an unusual train.
I wish the project well and look forward to returning to watch the progress made by such a friendly and enthusiastic bunch of people.