Country boy Kieran joined the railway at the tender age of 14 on a work experience placement. He came on board full time shortly after and began an apprenticeship that saw him learn about different aspects of the railway before progressing to Fitter and finally becoming Carriage and Wagon Manager just over a year ago.

He enjoys the challenging nature of his role and has stood steady in the face of adversity thrown his way – such as the vandalism of the popular teak carriage set in 2017. He has also enjoyed assisting in many of the filming projects that have taken place along the line over the past eighteen years, most recently the 2016 Dad’s Army feature film.

Kieran would argue that he is the original “greatest showman” – he regularly travels around Europe with traction engines to display at enthusiast shows and conventions.

Away from the railway Kieran lives in Goathland with two Yorkshire whippets and two tortoises. As well as being fond of a bit of tweed and a good flat cap, he also has a passion for cars and has quite a substantial collection – ranging from more classic models to those with a bit more “throttle”.

Earlier this year, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded NYMR £4.6M as part of the £9.2M Sustainability Project, NYMR's Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey Appeal. To help preserve the heritage line for future generations, the NYMR urgently needs to raise approx. £2.5M from members, passengers and the public over the next five years. We need your help! Please donate