Crossing Gates Win Award

Crossing Gates Win Award

Crakehall Station’s replacement level crossing gates have won a National Railway Heritage Award! The gates, generously donated by long-term volunteer Bob Coombs, were the winner of The Hendy & Pendle Trust Volunteers Award at the National Rail Heritage Awards...

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

Looking for Christmas gift ideas that are a bit different? Why not choose a gift that’s not only unique but one that helps your railway too?   Please don't forget to join and use Easyfundraising when you do your online shopping. We’ve raised over £8,800 to-date...

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Christmas Steam Services

Christmas Steam Services

For two-days only, travel back in time by steam locomotive and blow those post-Christmas cobwebs away! Black Five steam locomotive No. 45407 ‘The Lancashire Fusilier’ will be operating two-days of steam services between Leeming Bar and Leyburn on 29 and 30 December...

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Christmas Diesel Services

Christmas Diesel Services

For one-day only, travel back in time onboard our visiting class 47 heritage diesel locomotive and blow those post-Christmas cobwebs away! Class 47, No. 47701 will be operating one-day of services between Leeming Bar and Leyburn on 28 December 2023. Trains will depart...

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Edwardian Christmas

Edwardian Christmas

Edwardian Christmas We're very pleased to announce that this year, our Edwardian Christmas event is returning to Scruton Station! Join us on Sunday 10th December for an afternoon of mulled wine, mince pies and more with our cast of Edwardian living history...

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Stolen Tools

Stolen Tools

Our Leyburn infrastructure tools container was broken into over the weekend. If you have any information on the break-in, find any of the missing items, or have been offered them for sale, please contact the Police and let us know: The following is a list of the major...

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First Female Train Driver

First Female Train Driver

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our first female train driver. Long-term volunteer Sue Threadgold, from Harrogate in North Yorkshire, has recently passed her driver training and is now qualified to drive the railway’s class 142 and class 143 diesel...

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Crossing Gates Shortlisted for Award

Crossing Gates Shortlisted for Award

Our Crakehall Station level crossing gates have been shortlisted for a National Railway Heritage Award! The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held in London on Wednesday 6th December 2023.  The crossing gates are wooden and based on the North...

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Haunted Rail 2023

Haunted Rail 2023

This Halloween, get ready for a special day of spookiness with the Haunted Rail at Wensleydale! On Saturday 28th October, we'll be making our Stations extra scary, as well as a host of ghostly games and frightful fun for families at Leeming Bar and Scruton Stations....

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Bonfire Express 2023

Bonfire Express 2023

Are you going to the Bedale Community Bonfire and Fireworks Display on Saturday 4 November? Why not travel there by train and avoid the busy roads & parking? Let our special Bonfire Express service take the strain! All tickets are a flat £10 return with children...

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

This weekend, to celebrate Heritage Open Days 2023 we will be diving into the history of Leeming Bar with our Looking Back at Leeming Bar exhibition. Last year, we completed an incredible project to restore Leeming Bar Station to its 1920s appearance and function, and...

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AGMs 2023

AGMs 2023

This year’s AGMs will be held on Saturday 30th September. The venue is Chantry Hall, North End, Bedale DL8 1AF. Registration is from 09:45am. The PLC AGM will start at 10:30am and the Trust AGM will start at 11:15 am. Although the objects of the Wensleydale Railway...

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Heritage Summer

Heritage Summer

Heritage Summer - Kids Activities This summer, join us for a train ride like no other as we take you back in time on the Wensleydale Railway. Every Wednesday in August we will be offering a range of historical fun for our young passengers - from Victorian leisure time...

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Jazz Train raises £3,700

Jazz Train raises £3,700

We are pleased to announce that the recent Jazz Train charity fundraiser event was a great success. The evening event was held on Saturday 17 June and included an auction of promises and raffle on board the train from Leeming Bar to Leyburn. Peter Edmonds, band...

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Summer Appeal 2023

Summer Appeal 2023

We are pleased to announce the launch of our summer appeal to support on-going maintenance and improvement plans. Our railway is one of the longest heritage lines in the UK. We have 22 miles of track and infrastructure to maintain. We also need to invest in projects...

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20th Anniversary Raffle Winners

20th Anniversary Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the following people who have won prizes in our 20th Anniversary Raffle! Wewill be in touch with the winners shortly. Ticket Number and Prize01481: Driver Experience (Class 37)14175: Driver Experience (DMU)04224: Afternoon Tea on the train for 4...

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Class 143 Pacer Returns To Service

Class 143 Pacer Returns To Service

We are pleased to announce the return to service of our class 143 Pacer unit, number 143623. The class 143 diesel multiple unit arrived at our railway in July 2021, from its previous home in South Wales. Affectionately known as ‘nodding donkeys’ by train enthusiasts,...

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Kids Travel for £1.00

Kids Travel for £1.00

We are pleased to announce the introduction of our ‘kids for a quid’ travel offer for 2023. Children travel for only £1.00 on all our normal scheduled train services and the offer is valid all year round. Nick Keegan, Fundraising and Marketing Manager at Wensleydale...

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