• 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.

Now that the evenings are drawing in, thoughts are turning towards buying those extra special gifts for Christmas. Our shops are open during our regular weekend running days in November but are also opening on additional days during the week. The shops at Bedale, Leyburn and Leeming Bar stations will be open every Tuesday in November from 11:00-15:00 and the one at Leyburn will be open additionally on Fridays from 11:00-15:00.

Please note that our new station at Northallerton West is not adjacent to the town or to the main line railway station, each of which is about a twenty minute walk away. 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. 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. Details of walking routes can be found here.
Details of public services to Northallerton West will be found on this website in the New Year.

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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