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Tim Bruce has joined the North Yorkshire Moors Railway team as their new Infrastructure Manager following his retirement from leading infrastructure and engineering specialists Amey.
Tim brings more than 40 years of mainline experience with him and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway will see him take on responsibility for its 18 miles of track including 36 structures, stations, buildings, tracks and signalling.
Tim has already been supervising a number of long-term projects with NYMR including the addition of controlled emission toilets and also the new carriage stable which is set to open soon.
A specialist project that Tim is currently leading is the installation of two new bridges at Goathland as part of the NYMR’s Yorkshire Magnificent Journey Project which is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The ambitious project is due to complete in February 2022.
“If it doesn’t move, apart from I.T., we’re responsible for it,” Tim jokes. “It’s been a real eye-opener – I knew NYMR as a visitor, but to get a full understanding of everything that goes into running the railway is fascinating. In some respects it’s going back 40-50 years; in other ways it’s very modern.”
Tim had originally applied to be a volunteer, but when he attached his CV to the volunteer form, bosses at NYMR called him “for a little chat”.
“And that was that!” he laughs.
Chris Price, General Manager at NYMR, said: “Tim is one of the many specialists we’re employing at the NYMR; his key focuses will be to modernise the infrastructure department, introduce new technology to help maintain the railway, and thus help safeguard the future of the heritage railway for the next generations to enjoy.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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