23 February 2020

Pacer Day


Wensleydale Railway are delighted to host their first ever class 142 Pacer workings (and dare we say possibly the first passenger working of a preserved Pacer….)

142028 and 142060 are being lined up to work the yellow timetable on Sunday 23rd February in multiple. Trains will depart Leeming Bar at 10:30 and 14:30.

Standard day rover price of £17.80 for adults, £16 for Snrs and £9 for children with no discounts available for this day.

We are hoping to pop a cask of real ale on the train too!

Following the event, 142028 will be withdrawn from service for the foreseeable future for overhaul and repaint.

Enjoy them while you can.

8 March 2020

Race The Train Trail Race


5½ & 14-mile trail races in Yorkshire Dales National Park, in association with the tourist & heritage Wensleydale Railway

Point-to-point 5½ mile route from Redmire to Leyburn, with train ride to start included in the entry fee

Circular 14 mile route, starting from Leyburn Shawl and finishing at Leyburn station (no train ride!)

‘Race the Train’ back to Leyburn station whilst taking in the stunning views (Roughly a 10 minute/mile pace to “Beat the Train”)

Fully marked course with feed stations en-route

Engraved wooden ‘Souvenir ticket’ & Technical T-shirt for all finishers

Trophies awarded for male & female 1st to 3rd overall, and male & female 1st to 3rd in each age group

The race has a TRA permit (no 2797) and will be held under UK Athletic rules

14-mile race: £34 (£32 affiliated)
5½ mile race: £23 (£21 affiliated)- includes train transfer from registration in Leyburn to start at Redmire

A small donation to Wensleydale Railway and other Charitable causes is included in each runner’s entry fee.

Spectators can purchase train tickets to travel to & from Redmire station to watch the start of the short course, or to support long course runners as they pass through. Click here for info

Many local attractions for spectators: watch long course runners as they pass the impressive Bolton Castle, ride on Wensleydale Railway, and soak up the beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery

In line with many other races, the race will be “cupless” at checkpoints, so please bring your own cup

22 March 2020

Mothers Day Afternoon Tea

Treat your amazing Mum to a scenic journey through the Yorkshire Dales and marvel at the new spring scenery as we approach the start of warmer weather, all while enjoying afternoon tea served at your table on one of our heritage carriages. Afternoon Tea will consist of a selection of locally produced sandwiches, scones and cakes served on delicate vintage china. This will be accompanied by unlimited tea and coffee. There will also be a bar on board for additional drinks.

 We will set of at 14.15 from Leeming Bar Station and travel west to Redmire with glorious views of Penhill before returning to Leeming Bar at 17.00 approximately.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure. If you have special dietary requirements please let us know at the time of booking.

 Tickets are:

Adult £33.50

Child (12 years and under) £18.50 (please note that the childs portions are half that for adults)

Under 3s free (please note food will not be provided)