Railway Conservation. Run by Volunteers. Not for Profit.
Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey is our £10 million project to ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy our 180 year old railway for decades to come. Over the past 5 years we’ve been busy delivering 7 unique initiatives. The project concludes in 2024 and you can find out more below about what we’ve already achieved and what’s still to come.
We’ve replaced three crucial bridges along our railway to ensure that we can keep the trains running well into the future. The new bridges have replaced ones that were over 150 years old and starting to show their age. Find Out More
We’ve made improvements to help ensure that our site is as accessible as possible for all to enjoy and feel included. This includes new specially adapted accessible carriages, enhanced signage and accessible maps. Find Out More
We have built a new £4 million carriage stable at Pickering to provide better care for our historic carriages. The new facility provides covered storage for up to 40 carriages and is making our work to care for and maintain the collection much easier. Find Out More
We are busy developing our learning programmes and have launched a fresh new programme of activities to engage young people with the railway. We have transformed the former pigeon van at Goathland into a new learning coach and have launched a new app. Find Out More
We have invested in volunteering including creating new volunteer opportunities across our departments and providing training and support to help volunteer development. We have also created the Outstation at Stape - a residential centre providing high quality volunteer accommodation. Find Out More
Our new apprenticeship scheme is helping young people gain the skills they need for a future in heritage railways. Our apprentices are working alongside our staff in engineering and lineside conservation. Find Out More
Our lineside conservation project is helping to care for the land either side of our railway tracks. Our conservation work includes habitat surveys, practical conservation tasks and the creation of educational resources to help our visitors understand more about wildlife and conservation. Find Out More
Work progresses into the final stages of Bridge 24 and 25 replacement Read more
VolkerLaser named as the new contractors to carry out reconstruction work on Bridges 24 and 25 at Goathland. Read more
The new facility at Pickering forms part of a larger scheme to transform the railway and secure its future. Read more
This Capital Kickstart Award means we can now continue to renew bridges 24 & 25, in January 2022, as part of Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey project. Read more
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Work progresses into the final stages of Bridge 24 and 25 replacement
VolkerLaser named as the new contractors to carry out reconstruction work on Bridges 24 and 25 at Goathland.
We have a fantastic group but we’re looking for more volunteers who are practical and can help with the hands-on repairs of boundaries and buildings.
The new facility at Pickering forms part of a larger scheme to transform the railway and secure its future.
This Capital Kickstart Award means we can now continue to renew bridges 24 & 25, in January 2022, as part of Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey project.
Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey (YMJ) project the first project to be completed.
NYMR's new carriage stable reaches a major milestone in its construction with the first visual impression of the scale of the facility.
The UK’s most popular heritage line, NYMR, has launched a search for people who worked on the railway before 1965, to capture their memories for future generations.
Forming part of the iconic NYMR, the construction of the replacement Bridge 27 is the first in a series of scheduled repairs for the world-famous visitor attraction and its Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey project.