• 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.

Scruton Station Heritage Officer

Have you got the imagination and organisational skills to make Scruton Station into a valuable heritage resource for young people? If so click here for further information.

Alteration of Timetable for the first week of August 2015

Our steam locomotive which is provided by NELPG is still being repaired and is unlikely to return until after the first week in August. As a result, we have had to make changes to the timetables that we will run from Saturday August 1st to Saturday August 8th 2015
Saturday 1st, Wednesday 5th and Saturday 8th – PURPLE timetable – details here
Sunday 2nd, Tuesday 4th, Thursday 6th, Friday 7th – YELLOW timetable – details here

Would you like to volunteer to help to run the railway?
Open Day October 3rd 2015

We are staging an open day for any prospective volunteers to come along to see just what we do to run a railway – a sort of taster day in fact! Come along and see how you can help to run one of the longest preserved lines in the country. There will be special trains to take you along the line to see what is going on.
A contact form and further details can be found here

Picture of J72 Joem

The only way to get to Northallerton West is on foot so that if you find walking difficult you are advised to use one of our other stations where access is easier and parking is available. 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 low overbridge with height and level crossing warning signs and through which you can see the level crossing on the freight avoiding lines with the private part of Springwell Lane beyond.
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.

Fulfil your childhood dream by driving one of our trains!  Learn more about our Driver Experience.

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