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Welcome to the York Area Group of the NYMR

Welcome to the York Area Group of the NYMR.

Our aim is to support the NYMR (North Yorkshire Moors Railway). And in particular but not exclusively, the P-way dept. We are a charity in our own right (charity number 1073653).NYMR P-Way Work.

The York Area Group mainly comprises of NYMR members who live in the York area but not exclusively. For those who want to attend the meetings, these are open to the general public at a cost of £2, same cost for full members!

To become a York Area Group Member it only costs £3 per year!
Please contact the group secretary for details via the contact page. What better way to view the working Steam trains, Diesel trains, rolling stock and railway in the scenic Yorkshire Moors than from the trackside. Why not consider helping and working as a volunteer for the NYMR and York Area Group.


Recycling.Recycle.Our prime source of income for supporting the NYMR was through recycling of paper and aluminium products, in which we have been involved in for over 30 years!

The York Area Group has shifted a few thousand tonnes of material in this time to help towards funding for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. 

However due to circumstances beyond our control, we are having to cease recycling operations in July 2018. 

In that time the volunteers have recycled:-

  • 3,100 tonnes of waste paper and cardboard
  • 7 tonnes of aluminium cans
  • 32 tonnes of aluminium foil
  • 103 tonnes of glass.

We would like to thank everybody who has helped with the recycling efforts over the years, we could not have done it without you.

The Railway

The NYMR is one of the longest preserved railway lines in the UK with 18 miles of track.  It runs through the North Yorkshire Moors with Steam and Diesel trains with historical rolling stock. The York Area Group website of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway contains articles and pictures of the work carried out on the track and the P-way rolling stock by the York Area Group for the NYMR and P-way department.

The York Area Group

York Area Group Logo.

Work carried out by the York Area Group and the P-Way department on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway  is very varied and diverse. It includes fundraising, on-site track maintenance repairs and renewal, yard track assembly/dismantling. Also wagon and rolling stock repairs painting and overhaul, plant repairs servicing and operation. Plus line-side repairs decoration fencing and vegetation control. Therefore any skill can be put to good use while also learning new skills. If you want to get involved or can help in any way, then please contact the group secretary of the York Area Group via the contact page for details. Or call in to one of the meetings in New Earswick which are open to the public. These normally have a talk/presentation on various rail subjects. You will also receive a 6 monthly news letter on the Group and P-Way activity with work and event progress on the NYMR.

Work in the workshop.Working on the track, Renewal of the track.

Latest update 20th Oct 2017. Wagon work details updated. 


Volunteers always required on a regular basis including Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Check P-Way works gallery for photos of continuing works around the railway.

Please advise Bryan Blundell, Nick Carter or Martyn Cannings as to your availability please.



 North Yorkshire Moors Railway Link.