Wensleydale Railway Association (Trust) Ltd

Registered Charity Number: 1088324
Northallerton, North Yorkshire

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    Scruton before closure

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    Bridge Arriving at Redmire



The Wensleydale Railway Association (Trust) is a limited company and a registered charity, and forms part of the Wensleydale Railway. We were established in October 2000 as an educational charity, but in 2009 we added heritage to our objectives. We help the operating company, Wensleydale Railway plc, to restore and maintain its historic rolling stock, track and buildings.

Among recent projects we have undertaken or supported are the extension of the railway to Northallerton West, purchase of a “Bubble Car” and a diesel multiple unit, repair of a number of level crossings and the complete restoration of the Victorian station at Scruton.  The latter project received the Railway Heritage Association award for the best restoration project in 2015 funded through the Railway Heritage Trust.

Currently, the Trust is supporting a major project to build a maintenance and repair facility at Leeming Bar (the so-called MARS Project), for which we need to raise over £250,000 and also taking the first steps towards an even bigger project, to extend the line from Redmire to Aysgarth Falls. A recent purchase of a railway bridge, removed from a disused line during the A1 motorway upgrade, will help the railway to bridge the beck just west of Redmire, the first step in this exciting development.

The Trust does not have its own web site, but you can access pages about the Trust on the Wensleydale Railway site, named below.

Contact Us

Name: Mr Philip Smith

Position: Company Secretary

Telephone: 01609 774733

Email: pandmsmith@talktalk.net

Wensleydale Railway Association (Trust) Ltd Leeming Bar Station
Leases Road
Leeming Bar

North Yorkshire

Phone: 01325 121204


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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

October 2014 October 2013
Total Income £59,327 £127,314
Total Expenditure £64,849 £103,822

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