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Wensleydale Railway

Locomotive 'Sir Lamiel' on visit to Wensleydale Railway Leeming Station on Wensleydale Railway


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Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7 9AR

22 mile



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4ft 8½in



The Wensleydale Railway is an authentic heritage railway serving the local community, offering tourists, families and transport enthusiasts a great value day out in the Yorkshire Dales with lots to see and do along the way.

Go back in time to how train travel used to be from the 1950s through to the 1980s.

22 miles of railway through Herriot and Turner country - the stunning Yorkshire Dales.

Experience the classic Yorkshire market towns of Bedale and Leyburn with something to enchant everyone from the hungry to the curious.

We have preserved 22 miles of the former line from Northallerton to Garsdale that opened to passengers in full in 1878. Timetabled services run from Leeming Bar to Northallerton West then back to Leeming Bar and then on to Redmire (for Bolton Castle) and we are actively working to restore the full length of the line as part of our historic rail and transport experience.