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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The Grand Opening of Leeming Bar Station House

The Grand Opening of Leeming Bar Station House   On Monday 2nd May, the Wensleydale Railway will be celebrating the Grand Opening of Leeming Bar Station House, which thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund has been restored to how it would have...

Driver Experience Days

The Wensleydale Railway are pleased to announce or series of Driver Experience days for 2022. Take control of one of our classic diesel trains for a run up the dale between Leeming and Leyburn. Trains available include class 37 and 14, class 121 bubble car and class...

Model Railway Exhibition

We are clearing out the shed at Leeming bar for the Early May Bank Holiday weekend to host our first Model Railway Exhibition. With Layouts from 'n' Gauge to 'G' Scale, and traders galore and live steam traction engine this is bound to be a popular event. Train...

AGM 2020 – Update

The AGM was finally convened at 11am on Saturday the 27th of Feb, via a group zoom call. Over 50 members of the Board, Trust and shareholders attended and the technology held up to provide a very useful meeting. Thanks go to everybody who took time out of their day to...