The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has confirmed that £350,000 has now been donated through their Crisis Appeal.
The Crisis Appeal was launched in March due to the impact of the Coronavirus.
The NYMR was due to open on the 4th April, but due to lockdown, it has not been able to reopen in 2020.
A mix of silent auctions, a virtual shop and Friday night quizzes along with donations means that a huge amount of money has been raised to keep the heritage attraction steaming again in the future.
Chris Price, General Manager at NYMR comments: “The public support has been overwhelming and thanks to local companies, the railway sector, and the general public who have rallied together and demonstrated their support over the past three months, I’m optimistic about the railway’s future.
“To help save vital funds where we can, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s annual Steam Gala event, which was originally planned for September. This will no doubt come as a real disappointment for many, ourselves included as the event is one of our highlights, but we’re doing everything we can to ensure we have a future beyond the summer.
“We just need your continued support to help us get through this last stage and over the final hurdle in our mission to begin operating once more.”
To donate to the Crisis Appeal, please click here.
Plus! RailAdvent is donating £5 from every sale of its NYMR Steam Gala DVD set. To purchase your copy or view a trailer, please click here.
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