Work has begun on the removal of Goathland’s railway bridge, found just outside the station at the Pickering end of the railway.
Railway workers have removed 3x 60ft lengths of rail and have taken sleepers away that were within the deck.
The next job for the team is to put in temporary rails – this is to allow the Kirow cranes to get as near as possible to the bridge to carry out the lift. The rail for this is of 30ft lengths which are then cut to size.
This bridge replacement is all part of the Yorkshire’s Magnificient Journey project launched by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and also donations. £10 million is needed to complete the job, and after support from the HLF and Rural Payments Agency, the railway needs to raise £1m by 2022 to complete the project.
As you can see, the railway now needs less than £800,000 of the £10m needed – please give generously.
A big thanks go to Mark Thompson, of the Grosmont M.P.D News – The Original and the NYMR Photo Group for supplying images and extra information used in this article. If you would like to get all of the latest news from the MPD, please visit and join ‘Grosmont M.P.D News – The Original‘ on Facebook or if you would like to get involved and become a volunteer on the railway, visit the volunteer page on the website for more information.
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