With so much to see and do throughout the Yorkshire Dales, the Wensleydale Railway is an outstanding day out for families, tourists and rail enthusiasts – great value and great fun.
The railway winds through 16 miles of James Herriot and JMW Turner country, taking in the best of the National Park with its terrific walking and cycling spots, Aysgarth Falls and the market towns of Leyburn and Bedale.
And from now until (and including) Monday 30 August (with the exception of 9, 10 and 11 August), the railway are running steam-hauled trains from Leeming Bar and Redmire. The steam locomotive is an ex-British Rail Standard Class locomotive (No. 80105), one of only 14 to have been preserved. Built in 1955 at Brighton Works, it was rescued from a scrapyard in Barry in the early 1970s, returning to service 10 years ago at Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway.
For further details, and a full timetable, check out the Wensleydale Railway here.
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