Chris Price, CEO of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway said:

“We can confirm that the fire brigade is currently in attendance (11th August 2022). In these unprecedented times the NYMR is trying to keep its business open to protect livelihoods, and its very existence post Covid-19. There is no doubt that we are considerably less sustainable running our trains with diesel locomotives. A decision was made following the recent rain to try and run a limited steam service to meet the wants of our customers whilst mitigating the risk by employing a third-party fire service company to patrol the most vulnerable areas of our lineside.

We apologise to those impacted and have today made the decision to totally remove steam from our timetable until further notice. The heritage railway is doing everything it can to fully cooperate with the emergency services, taking every precaution to ensure the safety of both staff and passengers, which is always our priority.

We would like to thank the North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and our local gamekeepers for all their assistance.”

Tickets & Timetables

The railway is still operating our full scheduled timetables. To book tickets to travel please visit: or to support the registered charity

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is an award-winning charitable trust that carries 300,000 unique passengers every year. It is Britain’s most popular heritage railway and is one of the best visitor attractions in the North East.

  • The NYMR cares for operating and developing the railway it owns from Pickering to Grosmont.
  • The heritage railway operates over Network Rail from Grosmont to Whitby.
  • The charity provides a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for the public.
  • The NYMR is an Educational Charitable Trust. Providing education for all ages.
  • The railway is a fully accredited museum.

Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey Project

The £10 million YMJ project aims to secure the long-term future of the popular heritage railway. It involves much-needed infrastructure improvements to enable the line to continue running for generations to come, including the replacement of three bridges. The project also focuses on improving access to the railway by those with disabilities, action to conserve and interpret the heritage, flora and fauna along the lineside, providing new opportunities for apprentices and new education and volunteering facilities. 

For further information and to donate please visit

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