Our wonderful #volunteers are what “make” the YWR. We could have all the locomotives, track, and infrastructure available, but without the dedicated team being available to look after it all, we would be rather stuck! They come from all over the region and beyond to work tirelessly in all weathers to help create what you are now able to see at Fimber Halt.
In addition, our #volunteers also give their time to run the site when we open to the public to driver the loco, make the coffee, and dispatch the trains safely!
The YWR are running trains and opening the visitor centre every Sunday and Bank Holiday from Easter until the end of October and every Wednesday during August from 10 – 4.
The visitor centre is open every Wednesday from Easter until the end of October from 10 – 4.
Visit us and enjoy a train ride, see the ongoing restoration works, spend time in the visitor centre, or visit our shop for tea and coffee.
Please come to see what the #volunteers on East Yorkshire’s wholly volunteers run heritage railway have created!
Heritage railways across the country, including the Yorkshire Wolds Railway, are joining forces again this summer to raise awareness of their importance as a tourism destination, educating and telling the story of Britain’s railways whilst also providing local jobs through supplier relations and volunteer community engagement.

Following the enormous success of the first two years, the third annual ‘Love Your Railway’ campaign, brings together organisations from as far afield as Scotland, Snowdonia, Leighton Buzzard and the Lake District* in the nationwide campaign which shines a spotlight on heritage railway organisations, encouraging visitors to support them this summer.

Spearheaded by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR), ‘Love Your Railway’ is a six-week campaign which runs over from 5th June to 16th July, with weekly themes covering conservation, education and restoration.

The Yorkshire Wolds Railway and its fellow heritage railways from across the UK carry over 13 million passengers each year, over 560 miles of railway line and contribute £400 million in economic impact. 22,000 volunteers and over 4,000 paid employees keep the UK’s heritage railways on track, highlighting the significant role railways played through the industrial revolution.

If you would like to get involved and become a #volunteer, please get in touch on 01377 338053 – we’d love to hear from you!