A Scarborough teenager’s design will be used as the official logo for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway 40th anniversary next year.
James Nozeat, 13, who is a member of the railway’s junior volunteers group, beat hundreds of entries in a competition to design the emblem.
Marketing manager Danielle Ramsey said: “We were inundated with entries but eventually after much debate narrowed it down to 12 finalists with James coming out as the clear winner.”
All entries had to include a reference to either the North Yorkshire Moors Railway or NYMR and the number 40, with entrants accepted from anyone under the age of 16.
The chosen logo will feature on items ranging from retail products, in all marketing campaigns and on all 465,000 NYMR 2013 timetables to mark the landmark year for the charity.
All previous emblems have all been created by professionals, or taken on logos adapted from the previous railway artwork when the line was connected to the main line.
James, who is over the moon with his logo being chosen, said: “It has completely made my week. I love volunteering on the railway and to have my logo chosen and used throughout 2013 is the best Christmas present I could’ve wished for.”
The competition was judged by a panel including the railway’s own artist in residence Chris Ware and NYMR staff and volunteers.
The railway is currently running Santa Specials until December 23 and will be running trains daily from December 27 to January 6.
For more information visit www.nymr.co.uk or follow the charity on Twitter @NYMR