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Weardale Railway

Weardale Railway Weardale Railway

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Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, Durham DL13 2YS

16 miles

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www.weardale-railway.org.uk

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4ft 8½in

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The Weardale Railway follows the path of the River Wear and passes through the spectacular scenery of Weardale. With historic connections to the Stockton & Darlington Railway, it was once a vital link to the industrial heart of Teesside. Steeped in a rich industrial heritage, the area is also renowned for magnificent and unspoilt views of the countryside.

The railway is a partnership between the majority stakeholder British American Railway Services, Durham County Council and the Weardale Railway Trust, with a united goal of delivering a reliable service and an enjoyable experience.

The service will start on June 14th 2014 running from Stanhope via Frosterley to Wolsingham and return. The traction will be a Class 122 disel "Bubblecar".