Wensleydale Railway

Wensleydale Railway

DMU at Leeming Bar

(Picture above: © Copyright Paul Allison and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence)

The Wensleydale Railway is a Standard Gauge railway that runs through the Beautiful Yorkshire Dales from Leeming Bar to Redmire.

Intermediate stops along the line are, Bedale, Finghall and Layburn.

Leeming Bar is the Railways Headquarters. Here is the Engine Shed, Buffet and Souvenir shop. There is also the main line link here, which is used quite frequently!

Bedale is the next stop, this station is situated about 2 miles from Leeming Bar. It has a single line Platform on the curve, followed by the level Crossing.

Finghall is next, this quaint little station is about half-way between the two terminus Stations.

Layburn, yet another Single line platform Station. This is where visiting steam locomotives stop to take on Water.

Lastly, Redmire. This is the Western Terminus of the line. There is a run-round loop and station building. This is where you can board the connecting Vintage Bus service to Hawes.

The railway mainly operates DMUs (Diesel Multiple Units) or Diesel locomotive hauled trains.

Steam does make an appearance. Since 2007, a 4MT Tank No.80105 has visited every year, normally around the school holiday time.

As with many other railways, the line has special events through the Year, including 1940s weekend, Diesel Gala etc.

Website: http://www.wensleydalerailway.com/index.html

Line Length: 17 miles

Operational Locomotives:

  • Class 03 0-6-0DL No.03144 MoD 2144 (Name Unknown)
  • DMU Class 101 No.101678
  • DMU Class 110 Three car set
  • Class 31 No.D5584
  • 2-6-4T 4MT No.80105 (Regular visitor from the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway)

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