For two-days only, travel back in time by steam locomotive and blow those post-Christmas cobwebs away! Black Five steam locomotive No. 45407 ‘The Lancashire Fusilier’ will be operating two-days of steam services between Leeming Bar and Leyburn on 29 and 30 December 2023. Trains will depart Leeming Bar for Leyburn on both days at 11am and 1:45pm. 

All tickets are Rovers, so travel on any service from any station on the day.

The locomotive is the star of the railway’s Christmas event – THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride which will transport 60,000 passengers on a magical interactive journey to the North Pole from 10 November to 23 December.  

Catering: our station cafes and shops will be open at Bedale and Leyburn, serving a selection of hot and cold refreshments. Unfortunately, there will be no café facilities at Leeming Bar station as it’s still set up for Polar Express and no on-train trolley services.

Car Parking: For customers travelling by car, please note that there is no car parking available at Leeming Bar Station or on the street outside. There is, however, parking available at the former Vale of Mowbray factory overflow carpark, situated immediately behind the factory site at Low Street, off Leases Road. Alternatively, you can board the trains at Bedale Station (DL8 1AW) where there is ample parking in the town.

Tickets, if booked online, will cost £20 for adults, £18 for seniors and £1 for children (under age 16). Booking is essential to avoid disappointment.


Enquiries: phone 01677 425 805 or email