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).
The York Area Group mainly comprises of NYMR members who live in the York area but not exclusively. For those who just want to attend the meetings, these are open to the general public. But if you do join the group then a discount on admission is available. To become a York Area Group Member it only costs £2 per year for. This will not only support the Group’s efforts but you will save £1 per attendance at our monthly meetings and presentations.
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.
Our prime source of income for supporting the NYMR is through recycling of paper and aluminium products, in which we have been invoved 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. Generally recycling is carried out on Wednesdays. If you would like to help or can contribute materials for recycling then please contact the group secretary. This can be done via the contacts page and arrangements can be made for collection or a drop-off.
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.
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.
Latest update 20th August 2014. Works details updated. Updates to Plant and Wagon notes.
Latest group purchases of Sealion 40t Ballast Hopper DB982667 arrived 23rd April 2014 and followed in June by 3 more Seacows 982595,608 and 619 in company with a fifth Seacow bought by the NYMR 982849.
Volunteers always required on a regular basis including Fridays and Sundays.
Check P-Way works gallery for photos of continuing works around the railway.
Please advise Bryan, John Hasler or Martyn Cannings as to your availability please.