Nearly 300 tonnes of British Steel’s Scunthorpe rail are set to be installed at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, helping keep services running at the heritage line. In the mid-1960s after its closure, NYMR bought the line from British Railways between Pickering and Grosmont and has maintained the track and other assets ever since. During this time, British Steel has supplied a range of high-quality rails including bullhead rails for use at the Deviation Curve near Grosmont, flat bottom rails for bridge renewals at Goathland and now 290 tonnes of 54E1 flat bottom rails for the track from Kingthorpe to Farwath. The installation work will be carried out early this year by a small group of trained NYMR staff and volunteers in readiness for the return of visitors.The railway, which was built in the 1830s, runs through glorious countryside and the 18 miles of the route owned by NYMR and 6 miles between Grosmont and Whitby owned by Network Rail are a popular tourist attraction offering visitors the exciting opportunity to climb on board a heritage steam or diesel train.The latest section of the track to benefit from new rail runs from Kingthorpe to Farwath. It’s a very remote section of the railway with almost no public access and is in a heavily forested area.