The Grand Opening of Leeming Bar Station House

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...

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Driver Experience Days

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...

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Leeming Bar – Operation Clean Up

Leeming Bar – Operation Clean Up

With the work on Leeming Bar station house now completed bot inside and out and the toilet block now finished and operational, the team have turned their hand to a general clean-up of the area around the station house. It has looked like a bit of a building site for...

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Model Railway Exhibition

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...

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Full Steam Ahead 2022

Full Steam Ahead 2022

Would you like to see steam services return to Wensleydale Railway? We know that many of you miss the magic and beauty of steam! We do too, and we would love to run some steam services in the near future. However, there are a number of obstacles to making this dream a...

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Hertford East Signal Box

Hertford East Signal Box

There has been great progress with the Hertford East signal box relocation. Over the last few weeks, the box has been carefully dismantled and its wooden panels have been shipped to a work site where remedial work on some of the panels will be carried out before the...

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A Signal Box for Leyburn

A Signal Box for Leyburn

The Wensleydale Railway has been awarded a grant of £80,000 by The Railway Heritage Trust to relocate and restore the Grade II listed Hertford East signal box to Leyburn where it will control the recently installed passing loop. The box which is currently in the way...

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AGM 2021

AGM 2021

Both the Wensleydale Railway Association (Trust) and the Wensleydale Railway PLC will be holding their AGM on Saturday 2nd October at Chantry Hall, Bedale. This will be a hybrid event welcoming both face to face and online attendees. The Trust event will start at 11...

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Eggborough Track Recovery

Eggborough Track Recovery

Thanks to EP Investments UK the railway has been donated over a mile of track from the now closed Eggborough powerstation, the one small catch is that we need to recover the track and move to Wensleydale as soon as possible. A small team has been on site at Eggborough...

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First steps back to Redmire

First steps back to Redmire

The evening of the 17th July 2021 may have been just another hot summer evening for most, but for the directors and trustees of the railway it was the first step in getting trains running back to Redmire. A special inspection train was organised to allow our...

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Network Rail Biodiversity Visit

Network Rail Biodiversity Visit

Wensleydale Railway were last week delighted to welcome a group of 11 guests from Network Rail for a day. They joined us for a trip up and down the line and experienced the heritage offer at both Leeming Bar and Scruton. Following a sandwich lunch at Platform One at...

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Bring 143623 to Leeming

Bring 143623 to Leeming

143623 at Hall Dene, August 1991, Graeme9022/Wikimedia Commons.Help urgently needed! The WR have been successful in acquiring a class 143 unit to complete the set of those which lasted over 35 years in service. What makes this even more special is that it is an ex...

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Return of the Bubble

Return of the Bubble

We are pleased to announce the return of the class 121 bubble car from body repairs at Nemesis Rail in Burton-on-Trent.  Its been away from the railway for most of lockdown, so it was a good time to have it out of service while we couldn't run trains. Nemesis have...

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Good To Go

Good To Go

COVID SAFE TRAINS RESUME BETWEEN BEDALE, LEEMING BAR, SCRUTON STATIONS From Saturday 29th May the Wensleydale Railway will open for business   After a lot of planning refresher training and Covid safe preparation the Wensleydale Railway is ready to give visitors...

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Ham Hall Back in action

Ham Hall Back in action

Over the weekend of the 17th & 18th April, volunteers from the Wensleydale railway along with assistance from certified engineers were able to complete the longstanding aim of upgrading Ham Hall level crossing to modern standards. This is the culmination of server...

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Traction & Rolling Stock

Traction & Rolling Stock

Traction and Rolling Stock  There have been a large number of movements of locos and rolling stock to and from the railway in recent months with the departure of some long-standing residents and the arrival of new pacer units fresh from the main line.  A number of...

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AGM 2020 – Update

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...

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Government Awards Railway Restart Grant

Government Awards Railway Restart Grant

Wensleydale Railway receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund    Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including the Wensleydale Railway have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage...

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