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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AGM 2020

AGM 2020

The Chairman and Board of Wensleydale Railway plc intend to hold a remote AGM by Zoom on Monday 28th September at 18:00hrs.  https://zoom.us/j/95665384060?pwd=V1p6djNxTHA1QUF1RVY3NG0vWkJxUT09 Meeting ID: 956 6538 4060 Passcode: 114316

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Coach Restoration

Coach Restoration

While most of the focus over the last few months has been on the Leeming Bar station house, a dedicated team have been working away in the Maintenece Shed refurbishing some of our coaching stock ready for Polar Express. Mk2 TSO 5378 has been stripped and a number of...

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Work continues on Leeming Bar Station House

Work continues on Leeming Bar Station House

Even with the railway closed and our staff off site due to Coronavirus, our building contractor has arranged a safe method of working to allow them to progress the redevelopment of the main building. Work on stripping the building has now been completed, and most of...

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Thanks Total !

Thanks Total !

When things are tough its our friends who can really make a big difference, and we can count on Total UK as a great friend. Total have featured the railway in their corporate news and community awareness section of their web site, following their generous support of...

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Tornado Raffle Winners

Tornado Raffle Winners

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the winners of our Tornado Spring Raffle. Although we were restricted to only one weekend running with Tornado due to the impending CV-19 epidemic we still managed to raise an incredible £3665 for the Railway. 1st prize -...

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