Return of the Bubble

Return of the Bubble

We are pleased to announce the return of the class 121 bubble car from body repairs at Nemesis Rail in Burton-on-Trent.  Its been away from the railway for most of lockdown, so it was a good time to have it out of service while we couldn’t run trains. Nemesis...
Good To Go

Good To Go

COVID SAFE TRAINS RESUME BETWEEN BEDALE, LEEMING BAR, SCRUTON STATIONS From Saturday 22nd May the Wensleydale Railway will open for business   After a lot of planning refresher training and Covid safe preparation the Wensleydale Railway is ready to give visitors...
Ham Hall Back in action

Ham Hall Back in action

Over the weekend of the 17th & 18th April, volunteers from the Wensleydale railway along with assistance from certified engineers were able to complete the longstanding aim of upgrading Ham Hall level crossing to modern standards. This is the culmination of server...
Traction & Rolling Stock

Traction & Rolling Stock

Traction and Rolling Stock  There have been a large number of movements of locos and rolling stock to and from the railway in recent months with the departure of some long-standing residents and the arrival of new pacer units fresh from the main line.  A number of...
AGM 2020 – Update

AGM 2020 – Update

The AGM was finally convened at 11am on Saturday the 27th of Feb, via a group zoom call. Over 50 members of the Board, Trust and shareholders attended and the technology held up to provide a very useful meeting. Thanks go to everybody who took time out of their day to...
Government Awards Railway Restart Grant

Government Awards Railway Restart Grant

Wensleydale Railway receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund    Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including the Wensleydale Railway have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage...