• 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.

On Thursday October 30th 2014, the first test train reached our new Northallerton West station. It arrived hauled by 47 715 “Poseidon” and was formed of four Mark Two coaches. Following successful completion of gauging tests to make sure that there was the correct separation between all parts of the train and the edge of the new platform, the train returned having picked up a “Salmon” flat wagon loaded with scaffolding supplies to Leeming Bar. It is seen here part way through the shunting involved to attach the “Salmon” to the rear of the train. “Poseidon” is pointing towards Castle Hills and the new platform is behind the train. Photographs of the project are being added to the website here

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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