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NYMR 2016/2017 Winter Track Renewal Works

It is that time of the year again where sections of the rails, sleepers and ballast are removed and replaced, the first job at Yorfalls has been completed and in the new year (2017) a start will be made at Mile Post 14.

Many volunteers spend around 9 months of the year to get the heavy machinery ready for 3 months work (actually just several shifts of the heavy plant machines during the winter renewal projects).

More information to follow, but the Plant section of the website has been updated to reflect the work carried out earlier in the year to get the plant machines ready!

Click below.

Plant Machines Link

2016 Track Renewals

2016 Track Renewals

York Area Group members have had a busy 18 months carrying out repairs and modification work to the Tamping Machine. As a result, during February 2016, the machine was pressed into use on track renewal work at Hunting Bridge and Kingthorpe with very good results.

Results in the Video below.


News Letters via Email

The York Area Group news letters are now available in electronic format, if you are a member and would like these emailed direct to yourself, then please contact the group secretary. However, the news letters will also be published on the News Letter page in future, click the link below.

New News Letters

Levisham Straight Renewal

Just in time, more ballast was brought into Newbridge by road, then deployed on the Levisham renewal site. 1.2 miles of renewal Regulating and Tamping was achieved in just 2 days!

The Tamping machine is new to the NYMR and arrived in June 2013 where nearly every weekend since June, volunteers have been working on the machine with repairs, maintenance, recommissioning, calibration and training. All this hard work has finally paid off.

With no breakdowns, this was quite an achievement working into the Friday night to allow running trains to commence the following day.

Video below.