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 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.
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. Visit our appeal page to find out how you can help us reach our goal.
Renew and repair the worn-out iron bridges around Goathland to ensure we can continue to operate heavy steam engines for generations to come.
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.