After a turbulent week for the Asperger’s Fundraiser, with the lack of funding and scaling down of their plans, it can now be revealed that The Asperger’s Flyer will be traveling on the world famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway! After leaving Pickering, they will travel through 24 miles of spectacular countryside all the way to Whitby, after transferring at Grosmont to the Network Rail for the rest of the trip. This will take place on the 7th of June and 6th of September. Overall, the flyer will cover 60 miles in total over the two days!
Oliver Morgan had this to say;
“After our successful marketing campaign for the Flyer which began this week, we’re extremely proud and humbled that the Flyer will now be taking the 24 mile trip from Pickering to Whitby this summer! Departing on June 7th and September 6th, we’re happy that we now have the chance to run a real Flyer summer. We’ll be on the railway all day while other exciting summer trips include Steam & Scones, a brilliant 40’s evening on the Talyllyn on July 31st. The chance for us to operate over NR tracks is absolutely great!”
On behalf of the Asperger’s Fundraiser, I would like to thank the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for running the Flyer to Whitby. It will be absolute treat, and as I have visited the line many times, it is a truly spectacular journey through stunning moorland countryside which once played host to the famous ‘Heartbeat’ ITV drama. Last year, the railway played host to over 1/3 of a million visitors, and this year, hopefully that number will increase.
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