Turnout 20 – Day 2

Turnout 20 – Day 2

With the rail for the Harmby Relay project now deposited at Leyburn, we can turn our focus to the renewal of the crossing deck at Wensley.  To date the Railway has upgraded nearly all of our road crossings to use modern decking components, with Wensley left as one of...
Turnout 20 – Day 1

Turnout 20 – Day 1

Exercise Turnout 20 is now in progress, with work due to take place at Harmby, Wensley and Swale Bridge amongst other locations. The Harmby portion is to relay 500 yards of track with flat bottom rail on concrete sleepers, and to achieve that we needed a source of...
Turnout 20 Day -1

Turnout 20 Day -1

Excercise Turnout 20 is really starting to gain momentum now. More heavy equipment has been deliverd to the main railhead and the first works train has been assemebed for use by the Army.  Monday will be the first official day of the exercise, with the arrival to the...
Exercise Turnout 20

Exercise Turnout 20

We are pleased to announce that the Wensleydale Railway are getting some assistance in the major infrasturcure upgrade project. The British Army, in the shape of 507 Specialist Team Royal Engineers (STRE). They have been helping us plan the project for aome months...
First Works Train

First Works Train

The first train to run over the railway ran on the 23rd September, taking materials to one of our works sites in preparation for the Infrastructure Upgrade. The class 03 took a number of wagons, including the recently refurbished Shark ballast plough from Leeming to...
Sleepers Arrive

Sleepers Arrive

With the recovery of the required sleepers for the Harmby re-lay part of the project complete, they have now been transported to our infrastructure railhead. This was no mean task with over 750 sleepers needing to be moved and made ready for re-use. We are now in the...