New: Video of Allan Briggs’s restoration of old DVLR pump trolley.   See Notice Board. Sunday 24th Sept. Relaunch of Rowntree’s No.3 after repaint. Ken Cooke, Normandy Veterans and Rowntee’s workers attending.
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Trevor Humbey unveils the nameplate, then recommisioned Ruston & Hornsby DS88, Ovtavius Atkinson, goes back into action.
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Today, don't miss the relaunch of restored Rowntrees No. 3 in its original livery.

Today, Sunday 24 Sept. at 1 pm, the restored Rowntree’s No. 3 locomotive is returning to the tracks in its original livery. A mix of history, nostalgia and pride at this outstanding event. Click the button to see York Press article.

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Experience history in motion at Derwent Valley Light Railway at York. This is York's Preserved Heritage Railway. Visit us to see our historic engines and rolling stock, visit our lovely station building, see photographs from the line's past, visit the old ticket office, purchase mementos, such as the popular '03' key rings and fridge magnets and the sought-after DVLR book (Rails Along The Derwent) in the DVLR shop, and of course, ride the train (as many times as you like on the day). Your ticket allows you to visit ALL the attractions at Murton Park, so you can visit the Yorkshire Museum of Farming's outdoor areas and the indoor galleries with their interactive exhibits. The reconstructed Viking Village is included too. Browse this website and that of Yorkshire Museum of Farming too, to find out all you can see and experience at these multifaceted joint attractions.

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Rowntree’s No.3 on York Press Rowntree’s No.3 on York Press Santa Specials 2016 Santa Specials 2016
Notice Board Ken Cooke Relaunch. Ken Cooke himself & York Normandy Veterans. The owners of Rowntree’s No.3, Glynnis and Tony Frith, have repainted the loco and had the writing renewed. On Sunday 24th Rowntree No.3, Ken Cooke, resplendent after its makeover into its original Rowntree’s livery, will be having a relaunch. This will be at about 1pm. Ken Cooke  after whom the locomotive was named will be present. So also, will the other York Normandy Veterans plus ex Rowntree’s workers too.   The departure of Andrew Barclay No. 8 from  DVLR. A sad goodbye with best wishes for the future. Another Ruston  & Hornsby DS88 running at DVLR. On the second day of the Quarter Centenary Events, a restored Ruston & Hornsby DS88, sporting its freshly painted livery, was able to take to the tracks and be (re)named.ceremony at 1 pm. Sunday 27th.Aug. on the First day of 25th Aniversary Events.  A recently restored plate-layers’ pump-action trolley  was unveiled here, to be viewed by the public for the very first time since its restoration. See on Reports 2017 webpage. Added 19 Sept. 2017, a  new video by Allan Briggs. The story of the DVLR pump trolley restoration by Allan Briggs, who restored it. Bomb Happy, the play by our friends, York Normandy Veterans. Some dates and venues for this touring play are now available. George Meredith. Sept. 2017. DVLR Society is sad to hear that George Meredith, one of York’s Normandy  Veterans, has died. LRC Driver for Fiver. Pictures and link to further pictures re Land Rover Club “Driver for a Fiver” day on 29 July.  Santa Specials Season.
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
Derwent Valley Light Railway.     The Blackberry Line.
 Derwent Valley Light Railway (DVLR) "The Blackberry Line" has long been the affectionate colloquial name for this cherished rural railway, Derwent Valley Light Railway (DVLR). It's a  standard gauge railway which ran between Layerthorpe, York and Cliffe Common, Selby, with several lovely village stations, including Murton, along the way. …..Continued on the “A Look Around” page, accessible from the red “Murton Park Station” button near the bottom of this page.
Observation coach, “Sylvia,”  returning to Murton Park Station.
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DVLR Pump trolley being demonstrated by Allan Briggs and Dave Wilde at DVLR’s Quarter Centenary.
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Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Lane, Murton, York,YO19 5UF
Today, don't miss the relaunch of restored Rowntrees No. 3 in its original livery. Today, Sunday 24 Sept. at 1 pm, the restored Rowntree’s No. 3 locomotive is returning to the tracks in its original livery. A mix of history, nostalgia and pride at this outstanding event. Click the button to see York Press article. A pump trolley used at DVLR in its commercial days has been successfully restored salvaging most of its old metal parts. It was demonstrated working at Heritage DVLR’a  25th Anniversary Celebrations. Visiting York in 2017? Sundays and Bank Holidays until 24th. September 2017, York’s Derwent Valley Light Railway (The Blackberry Line), is running  its Late-Summer Schedule with enjoyment for everyone. Explore the lovely station. See our historic engines and rolling stock. Ride the train. Pore over the pictures from the railway’s past and imagine you were here in earlier times. Do add the Derwent Valley Light Railway experience to your must do list. Derwent Valley Light Railway (DVLR) "The Blackberry Line" has long been the affectionate colloquial name for this cherished rural railway, Derwent Valley Light Railway (DVLR). It's a  standard gauge railway which ran between Layerthorpe, York and Cliffe Common, Selby, with several lovely village stations, including Murton, along the way. ………..Continued on the “A look around“ page, accessible from the red “Murton Park Station” button near the bottom of this page. Notice Board: Progress report on repainting of No.3, Ken Cooke. The owners of Rowntree’s No.3, Glynnis and Tony Frith, have been repainting the loco over the last few weeks. They have just had the lettering replaced, by a sign writer. No.3 (Ken Cooke) looks magnificent. (Two coats of varnish are required to complete the job.) There is a picture on Facebook, which has been repeated here, in the “Latest News” page.  Another Ruston  & Hornsby DS88 running at DVLR On the second day of the Quarter Centenary Events, a restored Ruston & Hornsby DS88, sporting its freshly painted livery, was able to take to the tracks and be (re)named in a naming ceremony at 1 pm. Sunday 27th.Aug.  First day of 25th Aniversary Events  A recently restored plate-layers’ pump- action trolley  was unveiled here, to be viewed by the public for the very first time since its restoration. See on Reports 2017 webpage.   Bomb Happy, the play by our friends, York Normandy Veterans. Some dates and venues for this touring play are now available. George Meredith. Sept. 2017. DVLR Society is sad to hear that George Meredith, one of York’s Normandy Veterans, has died. LRC Driver for Fiver. Land Rover Club “Driver for a Fiver” day on 29 July. Now continue by having a broader look around:  
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