Still owned by Network Rail, but on a long lease, the Wensleydale Railway opened for business on 5th July 2003 after many years of campaigning and fund raising by the dedicated volunteers.
A million pounds was raised in a share issue which has gone towards opening the line from Leeming Bar to Leyburn.
This dvd covers the opening of the line which was the culmination of a few hectic weeks of platform rebuilding following the official handover of the track from Network Rail.
We also re-trace the final freight train to Redmire and the last loco-hauled passenger train in the 1990s.
Our dvd concludes with a cab ride along the whole route from the cab of the Railway’s Class 107.
Archive film of last special passenger trains.
First working parties by volunteers.
Interviews with railwaymen.
Open Day in July 2003.
Cab Ride from Leyburn to Leeming Bar.
Short sequence of archive film from 1964.
Archive film of last freight working to Redmire.
Approx. 60 minutes.