Crossed fingers selfie day, 19 November

Today everyone at the Wensleydale Railway would like to give a big thank you to the #NationalLottery players for making it possible to secure the railway for future generations. #ThanksToYou


Wensleydale Railway is working very hard behind the scenes to return the line to working as soon as we are able. However, with no traffic for months we face issues of vegetation and line repair, which we are already now working on, following the slight relaxing of the Government guidance. We have also been using the down time to complete some much needed engineering work: Leeming Bar Station House; Harmby track re-lay and the Wensley crossing renewal. We will start to run services when these works have been fully completed. 

Please note, that the railway is still operational for works trains and MOD services to Redmire, and as such is still a live railway. Trespass on the track is not only dangerous but also a criminal offence. Please keep off the railway, for your own safety.



Exercise Turnout 20

Follow us as we undertake the largest single infrastructre project on the line.

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In The News

News of progress and projects around the railway

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The Railway run regular services between Leeming Bar and Redmire using both Heritage Diesel and Steam haulage

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In addition to the regular services the railway hosts events and special trains through out the year

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About The Line

For full details on the line and stations along the route.

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Afternoon Tea Services

Treat yourself to an Afternoon Tea as you admire the dales scenery from on one of our special services

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Wensleydale Camera Club Exhibition

The Wensleydale Camera Club’s first online annual exhibition – the “ANNual EXhibition” – will be hosted in an “AnnEx” to the Club’s website. The exhibition will be launched on 15 May and run to 30 June. The exhibition will feature over a hundred images, all the work...


Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the railway made the dificult descision to suspend all train operations until further notice. We did this to help keep our passengers, staff and volunteer safe and help in the effort to minimise the impact of the CoronaVirus...

Spring Raffle 2024

Spring 2024 Raffle Do you fancy a family trip on the Polar Express or an afternoon tea with friends? Perhaps you’d like the thrill of driving a diesel locomotive? Don’t miss out, buy our raffle tickets today! Tickets cost £1.00 each or £10 per book of 10 tickets. The...

Victorian Signal Box under construction

Wensleydale Railway has announced that it is re-building a Victorian signal box in Constable Burton, near Leyburn, North Yorkshire. The project began in late 2022, and despite challenging weather conditions during the winter of 2023 and the early part of 2024, work is...

Alan Hinkes OBE joins the Wensleydale Railway as Patron

Wensleydale Railway has announced the appointment of Alan Hinkes OBE as a patron of their charitable trust. The Wensleydale Railway Association (Trust) Limited is the charitable arm of the Wensleydale Railway. The organisation, generally known as ‘The Trust’, was...

Jazz Train

Join us for a delightful evening of Jazz on the train with a charity fundraising raffle and auction of promises in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Have fun and support a great cause too! Enjoy a scenic journey through the stunning Yorkshire Dales to Leyburn, all...

‘Great British Railway Journeys’ tv series

Wensleydale Railway will feature in the BBC tv documentary series ‘Great British Railway Journeys’. The episode is due to air on Friday 5th April 2024 on BBC2 at 6.30pm. The popular history and transport series, presented by Michael Portillo, is now in its 15th season...

Fish and Chips Trains

Wensleydale Railway's popular fish and chips trains, known as the 'Wensleydale Fryer', are back this year, with new dates. Experience a scenic journey through the Yorkshire Dales whilst enjoying locally supplied Fish and Chips, mushy peas, bread and butter and...

2024 Running Season

Tickets are now on sale for Wensleydale Railway’s 2024 operating season, with prices held at 2023 levels. The railway has decided not to increase its ticket prices this year, despite facing the challenge of rising costs. In a move designed to improve value to...

Afternoon Tea Trains

Wensleydale Railway’s popular afternoon tea train services are back this year, with improved menus and extra dates! The railway is working with a new catering partner, The Green Apple Tree in Northallerton, and has developed new menus to enhance its on-train food...

New Catering Partner

Wensleydale Railway has selected The Green Apple Tree as its new catering partner for events. The Green Apple Tree Indian Restaurant is located in Northallerton, North Yorkshire and is owned and operated by Sagar Gohil. The restaurant opened in 2023 and offers...

ITV Drama Vera

Wensleydale Railway has featured in the opening sequences of ITV’s popular crime drama ‘Vera’. Redmire Station was the stunning location for episode 2 of Series 13, that aired on Sunday 14 January. The railway’s class 143 Pacer diesel multiple unit enjoyed a brief...