This Giving Tuesday, (29th November 2022) the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is reflecting on the generous donations and support it has received throughout the year to keep it steaming on.

An extremely important heritage attraction to the region, both economically and culturally, the NYMR has received donations, funding and support which have enabled the charity to retain its people and keep operating with plans for the future. Necessary funds have meant that projects such as the Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey (YMJ) could carry on throughout the year and into 2023.

This includes building its conservation and heritage apprenticeship programmes; lineside ecological conservation work; fuss-free access for disabled visitors; expanding the railways learning offer; and reaching out to individuals, groups and communities to share the charity's passion for the history of the region through steam travel.

Laura Strangeway, Director of Corporate Services and Deputy CEO at NYMR, commented: It would be an understatement to say that the last couple of years have been challenging for us. We simply wouldn’t have made it through without the generosity and phenomenal support of our members and the local community.

As a dedicated charity every penny spent on tickets, tea, cake and memorabilia goes back into necessary funding towards providing memorable experiences so if you’ve visited us this year you’ve directly contributed to the running of the heritage railway and from the whole team at the railway, thank you!

In addition to the ongoing generous donations, the railway has been further supported by the National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) grant by Arts Council England - £750,000 across the next three years which will help the railway continue its vital work in conservation, preservation, education and engaging communities.

The UK’s favourite heritage railway was first formed in 1967, and has played a vital role in providing an authentic evocation of the steam age for everyone to enjoy, helping preserve the past and protect the legacy of steam travel for future generations.

To see how you can support the NYMR and keep them steam on into the future visit

Images courtesy: Visit England and Peter Kindersley