At Leeming Bar railway station on Friday the 17th of July 2015, a GBRf Class 66 diesel locomotive, 66761 in GB Railfreight livery, was named 'Wensleydale Railway Association 25 Years 1990 - 2015', celebrating 25 years of heritage railway operation in North Yorkshire at a ceremony with the Richmond MP Rishi Sunak doing the honours.
The Wensleydale Railway Association, which runs trains over 22 miles of track between Northallerton and Redmire, was formed in 1990 following take-over of the line when the military no longer had a need for it.
The line which has its origins as far back as 1848 and the Great North of England Railway and its successors, lost its passenger services in 1954 and was completely closed in 1990.
Nigel Park, Wensleydale Association general manager said: "We are delighted that GBRf have decided to name this loco in honour of the Wensleydale Railway Association's 25th Anniversary and it is fitting that this should take place during our Diesel Gala weekend."
Other Class 66 locomotive blog posts you may wish to see:
Class 66013 and 66502 Pause at Night at Rugby Railway Station
Class 66136 Through Northampton To Form Silk Road Train
EWS Class 66005 Locomotive at Wellingborough
Freightliner Diesel Locomotive 66528 Named After 86 Year-Old Veteran Railway Campaigner Madge Elliot MBE
A selection of railway videos from 'Along These Tracks'
UK Railways - Banbury Trains 16 June 2014 Video
UK Railways - Trains at Gravesend March 2014 Video
UK Railways - Class 321 and 319 EMUs at Northampton 1999
UK Railways - Freight Through Northampton May 1999 Video
UK Railways - Class 58018 Heading a Ballast Train at Finedon
UK Railways - Banbury Trains at Night Video
UK Railways - Trains at Basingstoke Station 12 August 2013
UK Railways - 375 and 395 EMU's at Martin Mill and Ashford International
UK Railways - Freight Trains Through Northampton May 2013
UK Railways - Virgin Pendolinos Through Bletchley May 2013
UK Railways - Class 350 Desiro EMU Trains at Northampton May 2013
UK Railways - Class 390 Virgin Pendolinos Through Wolverton 2013 Video
UK Railways - Class 350 'London Midland' EMU's at Wolverton 2013 Video
UK Railways - Chiltern Railways, First Great Western, XCountry DMU's at Banbury 2013
UK Railways - Class 222 Trains DMU's at Wellingborough Apr 2013
UK Railways - Class 43 IC125 Trains at Wellingborough Apr 2013 Video
UK Railways - Class 222 Trains, DMU's, at Wellingborough Apr 2013 Video
UK Railways - Class 321 EMU Snakes into Bletchley Sidings 1990's
UK Railways - Class 321 & 350 EMU's at Wolverton Video
UK Railways - Class 321 Network South East leaves Bletchley Video
UK Railways - Class 321 Silverlink Trains EMU leaves Wolverton Video
UK Railways - Class 325 Royal Mail EMU Passes through Rugby Video
UK Railways - Class 350 127 EMU Passes through Rugby Video
UK Railways - Class 321 418 Silverlink EMU at Wolverton
UK Railways - Class 60 015 Diesel Locomotive approaches Wolverton
UK Railways - Virgin Pendolino Class 390 041 EMU at Rugby Video