Railway Conservation. Run by Volunteers. Not for profit.

The North York Moors Historical Railway Trust is a not-for profit charitable organisation run as part of the local community. Day to day operation is carried out by volunteers with railway operations and business experience. With a core team of paid staff together with approximately 100 full time staff and 50 seasonal staff staff, the charity operates the train services and works steadily to improve the quality of the infrastructure, the railway vehicles and experience to our visitors travelling on the railway.

Legacies are not spent on administration but are used to fund specific projects agreed by the Trust Board. If you wish, it maybe possible to designate your giving to a particular aspect of the Railway. If you wish to do so, please contact the railway beforehand so that the wording is not restrictive.

Making a will is the most secure way of planning for the future. With a carefully considered Will, you can make a lasting gift towards a cause you believe in. Making a Will is not difficult or time-consuming, it just requires care and thought. If you would like professional advice when you are considering how to leave a future gift to the Trust, we are happy to offer help and any assistance and you should write in the first instance to the

You can help us further by using our recommended wording when discussing details of your Will with your solicitor or legal advisor. We prefer you to leave your legacy in the first instance to the North Yorkshire Moors Historical Railway Trust, with an added rider expressing any specific wish. Although it is our policy to honour specific bequests, if for some reason we are unable to do so, using the correct wording will prevent the whole legacy from being invalidated. 

  • Pecuniary
  • Residue
  • Lifetime Gifts
  • Amending your will by Codicil
  • Commemoration
  • Bequests

If you would like to discuss this in confidence with someone from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, please contact Jim Dedicoat, Trust Director on: 01937 573923 or jim.dedicoat@nymr.co.uk