The Bedale Bubble

We’re raising funds to pay for new seating in our beautiful bubble car! Please purchase one of our limited-edition signed prints today and let’s get the bubble back out in service!

Our award-winning class 121 “bubble car” has been immortalised in oil by our local artist-in-residence Lynn Ward. It is now available to buy as a limited edition, A3 colour print for only £30!

The bubble car is one of 16 single-car double-ended diesel multiple units built in 1960. 121 55032 joined our heritage diesel fleet in 2015 and was awarded the Railcar of the Year Award by the Railcar Association in 2021.

Yorkshire-born Lynn is based in Leyburn and mostly uses acrylic or oil in her work, which is primarily landscapes but not the traditional ‘view’. Her original painting of the Bedale Bubble on board measures approx. 50 cm x 40 cm.

Purchase a limited edition print of the “Bedale Bubble” today and win a chance to own the signed original artwork!

We have a limited number of A3 size colour prints available. Priced at only £30 each collected or £35 posted, each print will be signed by Lynn Ward and Wensleydale Railway PLC chairman Guy Loveridge. In addition, every print sold has a unique number on it that will be entered into a draw for a chance to win the original signed artwork.

Our friends at Diamond Seating are on standby to renew the seats so the unit can re-enter service. This will help fund that project. Please buy a print today and help support your railway.

Contact us at admin@wensleydalerailway.com