The NYMR Permanent Way Department has a dedicated special purpose thirty strong wagon fleet, which is based at New Bridge depot.
The annual ‘fitness to run ‘examination of these wagons their associated regular maintenance is carried out by the railway’s Carriage & Wagon Department, who also overhaul the vacuum brake cylinders at their Pickering station base.
The periodic full ‘general overhaul’ refurbishment of these wagons and any intermediate repair work that crops up, is handled by a volunteer team, which regularly meet on a Tuesday, plus other days as required. Contact: – Nick Carter by Clicking Here.
The team includes mechanical and electronic engineers. The work can be extremely varied, with most engineering disciplines covered. Tasks include initial strip down and assessment, the refurbishing of worn mechanical parts and subsequent re-assembly and testing, renewal of corroded areas with new metal, the replacement of rotten timber flooring and finally the preparation of and repainting of the bodywork and chassis, to end up with that all important ‘ex works’ look. The passing on and training up of multiple skills is an important part of the team’s ethos. So, whether you currently possess relevant engineering , woodwork or painting skills or wish to learn new ones, a warm welcome awaits so CLICK HERE.