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Wensleydale Railway Association (Trust) Ltd

Infrastructure Appeal 2021

We are continuing with our major infrasrtucture upgrades from last year. An additional length of track is being relayed at Harmby and a User Worked Crossing at Smith Farm is being totally replaced with modern materials.
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As part of our planning to re-open the railway post Covid we have identified the need for some major infrastructure work to keep the railway operating safely. This includes completing a planned relay of 500 yards of track at Harmby, renewing the worn-out crossing decks at Wensley and Smiths crossings, renewing Swale bridge timbers and several spot track repairs where our patrollers have identified and documented issues.

With the help of the Army we were able to renew 300 yards at Harmby, re-timber swale bridge and replace Wensley crossing. With the start of the new year we are pushing forward and replacing an additional 200 yards at Harmby, and replacing Smiths crossing. We have also identified over three miles of lineside fencing that need to either be repaired or replaced in the short time. This work is being carried out completely in house with our own team of engineers and volunteers. Again this work requires a level of investment in materials which, due to no income from ticket sales during Covid, we need to appeal to our supporters and members to assist with.

On the plus side this work is going to pay dividends in the future as we plan to re-open when the pandemic situation allows.

Your generosity will really make a difference thank you and stay safe.

About the charity

The Trust is the charitable arm of Wensleydale Railway, a 22 mile heritage railway in the Yorkshire Dales. It provides volunteers to help run the Railway and funds specific projects to enhance the Railway's heritage, runs an award winning Heritage Education Programme and rolling stock restoration.

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