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Below can be found a selection of videos about the railway from YouTube.

Durham County Council - Weardale Railway Transformation Plans

Filmed in September 2020 after The Auckland Project became the new owners of the line, this clip also features the fantastic work of our Trust volunteers.

Original 1993 promotional video 'Weardale - Rebirth of a Railway'


The campaign to reopen the line and the beginnings of the Weardale Railway Preservation Society, which later became the Weardale Railway Trust.

BBC Look North Report from 1989

Plans by Wear Valley District Council to reopen the line for regular passenger during later British Rail days. A timetabled service ran on summer Sundays from 1988 until 1992. BR mothballed the line in early 1993.

Cab Ride - Stanhope to Bishop Auckland West


A cab ride onboard Class 122 bubble car '55012' from Stanhope to Bishop Auckland West in August 2018.

Cab Ride - Bishop Auckland West to Stanhope

A cab ride on board a Class 141 pacer '141113' from Bishop Auckland West to Stanhope in March 2012.

Stanhope to Eastgate Section onboard a Wickham Trolley

A ride onboard a Wickham Trolley along the currently non-operational section from Stanhope to Eastgate. Filmed on the 27th October 2015.

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