AGM 2020 – Update

AGM 2020 – Update

You may have seen that we held the AGM on 28th September as legally we have to hold the AGM within 6 months of the year end.  As there were no accounts available due to the accountants being furloughed the meeting was open and adjourned as we felt the accounts are an...

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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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Yorkshire Post Article

Yorkshire Post Article

The Railway was featured in the Yorkshire Post this weekend, with a article on how we are progressing our projects during lockdown with the help of Heritage Lottery grants. There are some super photographs on a glorious Yorkshire day at Leeming Bar and a video of The...

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National Lottery Heritage Fund Award

National Lottery Heritage Fund Award

STOP PRESS…..  The National Lottery Heritage Fund have awarded Wensleydale Railway a Heritage Emergency Fund grant of £50,000 to support us and our vital work at the heritage railway during Covid-19. It is only because of The National Lottery players across the...

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Wensleydale Camera Club Exhibition

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...

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Another new addition

Another new addition

Some good news for the railway going forward in these uncertain times. A private individual has purchased class 31 no. 31454 for restoration and use on the railway. The locomotive looks much worse than it is and is a member of the sub class that was fitted to provide...

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Covid-19

Covid-19

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...

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Comings and Goings

Comings and Goings

The weekend of the 22nd and 23rd Feb saw some new arrivals on the line and the departure of an old friend, with a weather incident thrown in. The first service on Saturday 22nd, operated by the 121 Bubble car had a mishap with a fallen tree just after leaving Bedale....

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Welcoming a Pacer

Welcoming a Pacer

Both pacers resting at Leyburn while on Driver TrainingLove them or hate them, the BR Class 142 'Pacer' have been stalwarts of many rural and urban services for over 35 years. With changes to rules regarding disabled access these units are now being phased out on the...

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Polar Express 2020

Polar Express 2020

After the sucess of Polar Express, we can confirm that it will be running at the railway again next year. Tickets for 2020 are now on sale and selling fast, so book now to avoid disappointment.

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Tornado back for the winter

Tornado back for the winter

Steam locomotive 60163 Tornado is back on the railway for its winter break, having a well deserved rest from the main line and some TLC from the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust. It will be at Leeming Bar for January and  February, primarily in the shed, but may be seen out...

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Work to start on Leeming Bar Station

Work to start on Leeming Bar Station

  Work on the renovation of Leeming Bar Station will start later this month. This will start with the roof being replaced to make the entire building waterproof, then continue with its renovation to its condition in the 1920. It will then serve as both office...

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