Wensleydale Railway

  • Heritage profile: The Wensleydale Railway

    Heritage profile: The Wensleydale Railway

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    Running through some of the best scenery North Yorkshire offers, the Wensleydale Railway is a relative newcomer to the heritage and tourist railway sector. Graeme Pickering finds out more about its growth and expansion plans. A train ride is undoubtedly the main highlight of a trip to a heritage line, but with railways increasingly trying…

  • Telly alert – Moors on Channel 5

    Telly alert – Moors on Channel 5

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    Channel 5’s television programme about the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) will air on Friday, May 17 at 8pm. Season two of ‘The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard’ will include six episodes, which will go behind the scenes of the NYMR, meeting the staff and volunteers that keep the railway on track. Episode one sees…

  • Whirlwind through Wensleydale

    Whirlwind through Wensleydale

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    February’s high-profile visit of Peppercorn A1 No. 60163 Tornado to the Wensleydale Railway not only brought in the crowds and saw sell-out-trains well out of the peak season, but also highlighted the still-to-be-unlocked full potential of this scenic route as a heritage line. Robin Jones reports. It seems that the dales had never seen anything…

  • Tornado salutes the Tornado as aircraft finishes active service

    Tornado salutes the Tornado as aircraft finishes active service

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    PEPPERCORN ‘A1’ No. 60163 Tornado paid a symbolic tribute to the aircraft that gave it its name during its stay on the Wensleydale Railway.  Three of the fighter bombers performed a nationwide farewell flypast from their base at RAF Marham in Norfolk on February 9, flying over Rutland, the West Midlands, north Wales, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire…

  • Harry Needle Railroad Co expands with £6m Worksop depot takeover

    Harry Needle Railroad Co expands with £6m Worksop depot takeover

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    Harry Needle Railroad Co has taken over the former DB Schenker wagon repair depot in Worksop

  • Wensleydale beckons for resurgent Tornado

    Wensleydale beckons for resurgent Tornado

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    THE A1 Steam Locomotive Trust’s flagship Peppercorn Pacific No. 60163 Tornado will break new ground for the type later this month when it visits the Wensleydale Railway (WR). Tornado ventured back onto the main line on January 15 – the first time since its failure on the ‘Ebor Flyer’ last April.  This move followed lengthy repairs…

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