• 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.

The Wensley Ale

As part of our annual Diesel Gala, the evening of Saturday July 19th 2015 will see the inaugural run of The Wensley Ale – an on train mini-beer festival. For further details click here

Steam Services in 2015

The railway usually uses the steam locomotive “Joem” owned by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group to haul some trains during the summer months. Unfortunately, as some of you may know, this locomotive needs some urgent repairs and is thus unavailable to us at present. We have not, as yet, been able to hire a replacement as suitable locomotives are in short supply.
We cannot tell you when steam trains will be running this year. Please keep referring back to this website where up to date information will be provided when it is available.

The only way to get to Northallerton West is on foot. Details of walking routes can be found here. If using Northallerton West and travelling by car, you are advised to park your car either in the town or at the main line station car park and walk from there. There is NO vehicular access of any kind to the station and there is NO public parking in Springwell Lane. Please respect the residents of Springwell Lane by not taking your vehicles further than the bridge just before the level crossing on the freight avoiding lines.
Services to Northallerton West run most Saturdays and Wednesdays. Please consult Train Timetable 2015 for further details.

Murder Mystery, family fun events, corporate events, Santa Specials, guest appearances of steam and diesel engines, anniversary events, open days, guided walks, restorations days and appeals are all part of our regular and interesting series of events.

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The Wensleydale Railway is a heritage line running predominately diesel services and usually with steam in the summer months. It is also a tourist attraction, a film set and an important part of preserved and restored railway history. Please keep in touch by signing up to our regular newsletter and be first to hear of special offers and interesting happenings along the line. Check Facebook, follow us on Twitter and keep up to date with our YouTube video feeds…

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