Railway Conservation. Run by Volunteers. Not for Profit.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a bridge between the past and the future. For years, we have transported passengers through the spectacular and timeless Yorkshire scenery – but we need to ensure that this journey continues, and the Railway can offer its magic to our future generations. Our much-loved Paul 'Piglet' Middleton, Director of Mechanical Engineering at NYMR and star of Channel 5’s Yorkshire Steam Railway and Big Steam Adventure, has worked tirelessly here since he was 16 years old, and is instrumental in sharing the magic of steam with our visitors.
But he can’t take the NYMR into the future without your help. That's why he's calling on you today to support this special fundraising appeal, Piglet's Journey, and help us raise the vital funds we need to ensure NYMR can run again next Spring. There are many different opportunities for you to support our campaign and weave your name into our future. Whether you’re donating, or giving a gift to a loved one; every single contribution will help ensure the Railway is there for future generations to enjoy.
Please help ensure that the steam never runs out, the stories never fade, and the magic of the moors remains accessible to all.
Unlike other appeals, Piglet’s Journey is much more than a restoration project – we're raising the vital funds that NYMR needs to ensure our trains can run again next Spring.
• Each locomotive requires 3 tonnes of coal per day. Last year that cost £540, but this year has increased to £1,350 due to rising fuel costs
• Most tender engines have 12 brake blocks, and we change them every other month. Each one costs around £100, meaning we spend £7,200 every year on just one locomotive's brake blocks
• It costs £25,000 to change all eight coach tyres, which must be done every ten years to ensure the train runs safely. With 35 coaches in use during our busy season, that’s a lot of tyres!
As a charity, we rely on your donations, as well as our fares, to meet these costs, so please donate what you can to Piglet's Journey today. Your gift this winter will help us keep the journey going for everyone to enjoy.
Thank you for your kind support.
This appeal is made by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Trust, a Registered Charity (No. 501388). The proceeds from the appeal are intended to be used to support the general purposes of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway PLC (02490244) but if this is not possible, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Trust reserves the right to use any donations made for their own charitable aims.
All donations will enter you into a prize draw to win FREE travel on the NYMR for a year.
£25 will see your name feature on a new piece of station artwork.
£120 will sponsor an NYMR Apprentice and you'll receive a personal letter of thanks.
£500 will secure you two tickets to an exclusive event hosted by Piglet.
Monthly gifts will enter you into a prize draw to win FREE travel on the NYMR for a year.
Discover exactly what impact this appeal will make on the running of the NYMR.