There is a Facebook Group "Whitby to York Rail Link" that is trying to gain support for the reinstatement of the Rillington -Pickering Rail Link , and then onward via the Esk Valley Line, as a means of reducing journey times to York from Whitby. I believe that if this were to happen it would be the beginning of the end for the NYMR as a heritage line, and whilst I also believe that the possibility is remote, I think the point has to be strongly made. There is a far more viable alternative in the form of improving the Esk Valley Line, or even a reinstatement of the Battersby-Picton route that would achieve the same end. The promotors of the FBgroup, however, are hell bent on the Rillington-Pickerinng -NYMR solution and have banned anyone who presents an alternative view or disagrees with them (including me!). I have therefore set up an alternative group - "Not the Whitby-York Rail Link" for anyone to express their view either way. Please can I ask anyone reading this to look at the original fight and consider joining the new one, with the assurance that I will not censor it!