North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR)

North Yorkshire Moors Railway 50 years

June is a fabulous time to visit North Yorkshire.  June 2017 is an especially great time to visit as 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of The North Yorkshire Moors Railway Charitable Trust which was started 1967. On the third of June “to set the wheels in motion” for their anniversary year the Railway Trust will be giving passengers that travel along the line an anniversary gift  (pending availability) on that day.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway known as the NYMR is of historical interest being one of the earliest lines in the North of England. The line was established more than  a century and a half ago and at that time before the good road links etc, the line was  an important trade link between Pickering and Whitby. The first vehicles to use the historic line were not steam trains. In 1831 George Stephenson reported  on the building of a  line using simple construction for the employment of animal power. The  24 mile stretch of line opened in May 1836 and operated for well over a century which saw steam locomotives take over. In the 1950’s traffic began to dwindle and by 1965 the line operated its last passenger service.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of The North Yorkshire Moors Railway Charitable Trust which became the NYMR

In 1967 the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Preservation Society was formed which later became the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, A major fund raising project along with funds the County Council enabled the line to reopen fully between Grosmont and Pickering. With more interest in the line and in running trains to Whitby, occasional trains were introduced to try the Market. It was thought that these trains were successful enough to increase trains  and the North Yorkshire Moors Railways now operate over 100 days a year under a NYMR Train Operating Licence and using NYMR own Locomotives.


If you are visiting the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the surrounding countryside whey not stay at the Burn Hall Hotel York. Located off the A19 just 20 minutes drive from the centre of York we offer 94 Bedrooms and also our restaurant with a menu of home cooked dishes featuring produce. Our fully licensed bar offers a good selection of wines spirits and beers including local ales. We have plenty of free parking and offer complimentary WiFi

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