Christmas Eve Services

Join us for a pre christmas trip with 37250.

As we hopefully turn our backs on another year dominated by Covid, what could be better than to spend the last few hours before the Christmas mayhem with 37250 and a run up the dale. 

We are planning 3 return trips from Leeming Bar as far as Constable Burton Loop using 37250 and the newly refurbished MK2 rake of coaches. This will be the first timetabled passenger working for this loco since early 2019, and the first services west of Bedale other than the Polar Express specials, so a real opportunity for some classic traction. The train will include a small buffet in the brake for tea, coffee, snacks and maybe a few festive beers.

Rover tickets are now available by clicking on the button below, and there will be tickets on the day, but numbers may be limited.



Christmas Eve Timetable
Train Diesel Diesel Diesel
Leeming Bar Dep 10:30 12:30 14:30
Bedale Arr 10:37 12:37 14:37
Dep 10:38 12:38 14:30
Constable Burton Arr 11:01 13:01 15:01
Christmas Eve Timetable
Train Diesel Diesel Diesel
Constable Burton Dep 11:15 13:15 15:15
Bedale Arr 11:38 13:38 15:38
Dep 11:38 13:38 15:38
Leeming Bar Arr 11:45 13:45 15:45

Health & Safety

After a lot of planning refresher training and Covid safe preparation the Wensleydale Railway is ready to give visitors a great day out. The safety of staff and passengers is our number one priority and much detailed work has gone into reopening.

  • The Wensleydale Railway has been awarded We’re Good To Go certification by the visit England tourism body for demonstrating our heritage railway has met the required competence level with Covid preparation and precautions to keep staff and the public safe.
  • All trains and stations on the Wensleydale Railway are sprayed with long life anti-bacteria spray.
  • All ticket and buffet sales areas have screens in place.
  • Trains will be cleaned, wiped regularly throughout the day.
  • For the safety of your fellow passengers and our team, if you are visiting the railway in the coming weeks we kindly request that you wear a mask indoors or when on the train.
  • Hand sanitiser stations are in use at all stations.
  • Wellness Checks - Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your trip.