A Signal Box for Leyburn

A Signal Box for Leyburn

The Wensleydale Railway has been awarded a grant of £80,000 by The Railway Heritage Trust to relocate and restore the Grade II listed Hertford East signal box to Leyburn where it will control the recently installed passing loop. The box which is currently in the way...
AGM 2021

AGM 2021

Both the Wensleydale Railway Association (Trust) and the Wensleydale Railway PLC will be holding their AGM on Saturday 2nd October at Chantry Hall, Bedale. This will be a hybrid event welcoming both face to face and online attendees. The Trust event will start at 11...
Eggborough Track Recovery

Eggborough Track Recovery

Thanks to EP Investments UK the railway has been donated over a mile of track from the now closed Eggborough powerstation, the one small catch is that we need to recover the track and move to Wensleydale as soon as possible. A small team has been on site at Eggborough...
First steps back to Redmire

First steps back to Redmire

The evening of the 17th July 2021 may have been just another hot summer evening for most, but for the directors and trustees of the railway it was the first step in getting trains running back to Redmire. A special inspection train was organised to allow our...
Network Rail Biodiversity Visit

Network Rail Biodiversity Visit

Wensleydale Railway were last week delighted to welcome a group of 11 guests from Network Rail for a day. They joined us for a trip up and down the line and experienced the heritage offer at both Leeming Bar and Scruton. Following a sandwich lunch at Platform One at...
Bring 143623 to Leeming

Bring 143623 to Leeming

Hugh Llewelyn - 143 612Uploaded by Oxyman, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link 143623 at Hall Dene, August 1991, Graeme9022/Wikimedia Commons. Help urgently needed! The WR have been successful in acquiring a class 143 unit to complete the set of those which lasted over 35 years in...