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Wensleydale Railway

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Address: Leeming Bar Station | Leases Road, Leeming Bar DL7 9AR, England
Phone Number: 08454 50 54 74
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GOOD DAY OUT

Four railway enthusiasts visited on a Wednesday, when unfortunately the steam loco was unavailable, but we were able to board the two coach DMU at the new Northallerton West... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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WELWYN
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Four railway enthusiasts visited on a Wednesday, when unfortunately the steam loco was unavailable, but we were able to board the two coach DMU at the new Northallerton West platform. It is only a platform (as yet), being a 25 minute or so walk from the main line station on the ECML. Helped by the good weather we de-trained at... More 

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Doncaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great ride from Leeming Bar to Redmire. Weather was great and views across Wensleydale spectacular. Sadly, they don't have and steam trains and so it is diesel hauled. Staff very friendly and knowledgable.

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Guisborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We used the train to travel from Leeming to Leyburn, planned a hike and some lunch and then returned on the train. Our timings were such that we took steam out and diesel back. The staff and volunteers have done a great job getting this line up and running again and deserve all the support they can get, the line... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I went with a friend to the diesel gala weekend on 19July. Unfortunately we didn't have a great experience. We weren't told that there was a special timetable operating that day with the result that we mistimed the return journey. The carriages weren't particularly clean either although it was nice to be on a compartment train on the return journey.... More 

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Lincolnshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Wensleydale Railway has been operating for some years and we have not had the chance to ride before, so it was with eager anticipation that we turned up at Leyburn station at 10.00 on 22 July for the 10.35 train. The diesel-hauled 3-car train arrived 30 minutes late, which, by the time we had been to Redmire, then back... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What a great way to spend an afternoon. Board the D.M.U. at Leeming Bar Station armed with your "Day Rover ticket sit back and enjoy a ride through the Yorkshire Country side. Great Staff, very helpful & enthusiastic Don't be put off by first impressions If you start at Leeming Bar, it realy is a great day out

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Carlisle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Four of us got return tickets to Bedale and thourghly enjoyed the day. The rolling stock we where on was quite old but the volunteers running the trains are so enthusiastic. Ultimately they want to re open the line back to Garsdale which will be great. Good parking at Redmire which is the westerly terminus and when you return to... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Our first impressions of the railway were not good (hence the 4*). From the car park it was a rough surface to Leeming Bar station. The toilets were basic. The shop/booking office/drinks area was in a basic coach and very squashed. There were no "purple" timetables available so it was pot luck when we would arrive at the other stations.... More 

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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Leeming Bar station is a bit scruffy and does not bode well but this is an excellent journey although to be fair the weather was perfect. You travel through pretty countryside at a reasonable pace. The diesel railcar was adequate and for 2015 steam may not appear but it did not detract from the trip. We stopped at Leyburn for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The railway which is supported by volunteers goes through some stunning countryside and the volunteers who work at the stations and on the train are helpful, well informed and very happy to share their knowledge of the line, surrounding countryside and history. We travelled from Leyburn to Redmire in one direction, back to Leeming Bar in the other direction and... More 

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