Railway Conservation. Run by Volunteers. Not for Profit.
The Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey project has commenced thanks to a £4.4m grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The £10m 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 a majority of the funds to deliver the project. However, we still have a final push for the last £300,000 to be able to complete the project.
Our £10 million Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey project is delivering seven major initiatives that are key to the long term survival of the railway. They will ensure that we can continue to operate and be enjoyed for many generations ahead and you can read more about each element below.
The project has been kindly funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the European Union, the Department of Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs and our Local Enterprise Partnership.
But we also rely on the generous support of individuals to enable us to keep us steaming into the future. Please help us with the last push to raise the remaining £300,000 we need to finish the project.
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 the mobility needs of all our passengers.
Construct a covered stable for up to 40 historic carriages at Pickering. The new facility will help protect our vehicles against the elements and will assist with maintaining our fleet for future generations.
Enhance the experience for schools, families and other visitors by enabling them to delve deeper into the wealth of railway stories. Create a dedicated carriage at Goathland station and new interpretative trails.
Create new volunteer accommodation providing quality facilities to encourage new and more diverse volunteers. Improve our resources for volunteers and recruit and retain a future generation of volunteers.
Create a new railway apprenticeship scheme providing training in engineering, countryside work and business support.
Create a new focus on the care and management of the lineside by improving the awareness of conservation issues.