York & North Yorkshire

Wensleydale Railway volunteers in funds plea after landslip

Work on the landlsip
Image caption Work has started to repair the landlsip

A fundraising event is being held to get a North Yorkshire heritage railway back up and running after a landslip.

The Wensleydale Railway is not able to operate trains to Finghall Lane, Leyburn or Redmire after heavy rain caused the landslip earlier this year.

More than £30,000 is needed to repair the embankment at Akebar between Leyburn and Bedale.

A range of activities are being held this weekend at Leeming Bar Station to boost the appeal.

The Wensleydale Railway Association said it was hoping repair the track so a normal service could resume ahead of the Easter holidays.

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