Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey

Delivering our £10 million future vision

Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey is our £10 million project to ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy our magnificent 180 year old railway. Our seven initiatives will improve the experience and facilities for all our visitors and ensure that we have the volunteers, infrastructure and skills we need to operate for the next 50 years.

Our journey will take us to 2024 and has been possible thanks to generous funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the European Union, the Department of Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs, our Local Enterprise Partnership and kind donations from our many supporters.

Support our appeal

Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey is our £10 million project to ensure that future generations can enjoy our magnificent 180 year old railway.

Thanks to the kind support of our funders and supporters, we have now raised a majority of the funding we need to complete our seven projects but we still have a little way to go.

Your donation, however large or small, ensures we can continue our charitable work into the future and help us to deliver crucial new conservation and education initiatives.

Project 1: Goathland Bridges Appeal

Replacing the worn-out iron bridges around Goathland to ensure we can continue to operate heavy steam trains for many generations to come.

Project 2: Fuss-free Access Coaches
Provide a Fuss-free access carriage in every train, with ramps, toilets and seating to easily accommodate all passengers mobility needs.

Project 3: Caring for our historic carriages
Constructing a covered stable for up to 40 carriages at Pickering to help protect our historic vehicles against the elements and provide a better working environment for our staff and volunteers.

Project 4: Goathland Interpretation and Learning
Enhance the experience for our schools and younger visitors and help them discover the stories of our railway through the creation of a new learning carriage and interpretation trails.

Project 5: Volunteering Development Programme
Develop initiatives to recruit new generations of volunteers and create new accommodation at Stape.

Project 6: The Railway Apprenticeship Scheme
Build a railway apprenticeship scheme with training offered in Engineering, Countryside Worker and Railway Administration.

Project 7: Lineside Conservation Initiative
Care for and manage our lineside for the benefit of nature and wildlife.

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