Railway Conservation. Run by Volunteers. Not for Profit.
Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey project will start this spring thanks to a £4.4m grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The £9.7m project has also received £1.75 million from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), as well as contributions from local organisations and private donors. With a combination of donations and grants, the railway has raised 90% of the funds to deliver the project. However, we still needs to raise an additional £1 million over the next five years to be able to complete the project.
The appeal is focused on seven 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.
Provide a Fuss-free access carriage in every train, with ramps, toilets and seating to easily accommodate all passengers mobility needs.
Construct a covered stable for up to 40 carriages at Pickering, reducing decay and easing maintenance of the fleet.
Better serve school groups and families with a dedicated education carriage at Goathland station.
Create a new volunteer hostel near to the railway, providing decent facilities to encourage new volunteers and appoint a Development Officer to focus on volunteering.
Build a railway apprenticeship scheme with training offered in Engineering, Countryside Worker and Railway Administration.
Place a new emphasis on the care and management of the lineside by improving the awareness of conservation issues.