Railway Conservation. Run by Volunteers. Not for Profit.
Keeping 18 miles of railway with more than thirty bridges through the difficult countryside of the North York Moors in top-notch condition is a continuing challenge. The 180-year old railway already invests around £1 million annually but there’s only so much the fare box can generate and much more is needed for the railway bridges and its 50-100 year old vehicles to remain viable.
The appeal is focused on eight individual projects that are key to our long-term survival, but they can’t be funded without your help. More information on each of the projects can be found below.
There are two ways you can make your donation:
Set up a regular payment by direct debit. That way your donation/s is transferred safely and securely direct to the ‘Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey’ appeal account each month.Or make a one-off payment.
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Set up a Standing Order for regular payments.Send a Cheque for a one-off payment.Make a one-off donation by BACS payment.
Renew and repair the worn-out iron bridges around Goathland, removing a threat to our continued operation.Read more
Provide a Fuss-free access carriage in every train, with ramps, toilets and seating to easily accommodate all passengers mobility needs.Read more
Construct a covered stable for up to 40 carriages at Pickering, reducing decay and easing maintenance of the fleet.Read more
Better serve school groups and families with a dedicated education carriage at Goathland station.Read more
Create a new volunteer hostel at Grosmont, providing decent facilities to encourage new volunteers including families and young people.Read more
Develop initiatives to recruit new generations of volunteers to the line with the help of a dedicated Volunteer Development Officer.Read more
Build a railway apprenticeship scheme with training offered in Engineering, Countryside Worker and Railway Administration.Read more
Place a new emphasis on the care and management of the lineside by improving the awareness of conservation issues.Read more