A LEADING lubricant company has agreed to support the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) during the coronavirus pandemic.

Morris Lubricants has launched the Heritage Railways Support Scheme, which rewards customer with discounted or free lubricants and promotional material.

Railways were invited to apply to the scheme explaining why they needed support during lockdown.

“The public support we received during lockdown has been overwhelming,” said Chris Price, NYMR’s general manager.

“An engine requires £20 of oil each day to operate and The Morris Lubricants Railway Support Scheme will be a great help to keep steaming into the future.”

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway, an award-winning charitable trust, reopened on August 1.