Derwent Valley Light Railway℅ Murton Park, Murton Lane,Murton, York, YO19 5UF
Derwent Valley Light Railway -- The Blackberry Line
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Fabulous Family Fun Day - Sunday 25 March 2018.On the DVLR tracksPassenger trains Goods trains and a Wickham Trolley demonstration and your chance to drive a loco.Ever wanted to be an engine driver?Be a Driver for a Fiver. Yes for just five pounds, drive a loco. (1st. come, 1st. served basis). The above thumbnail pictures are from a special Driver for Fiver event in 2017. See more.Away from the DVLR tracks, there will also be:Rides on 5” gauge live steam engine,fairground rides, a brass band, a model railway exhibition, classic cars, scooters, helicopter rides, & tractor rides.More helicopters:An air ambulance helicopterand a police helicoptermight also be on display, although these are naturally subject to operational requirements without prior notice.DVLR Events Team Spokesman, Craig Benton, said some activities would be subject to suitable weather, but passenger and freight trains would certainly run throughout the day, and people who had always fancied drivinga loco would get their chance through a ‘driver for a fiver’ offer, which would operate on a first come, first served basis.For TV “Soap” FansIt is hoped that some cast members from the TV soap Emmerdale will pay a visit.On 25th March 2018, Murton Park is the place to see and to be seen.York Press report.”Heritage railway marks 25th Anniversary with Family Fun Day.” See the report by Mike Laycock,Chief Reporter, in York Press: In the York Press article is a picture of the The Events Team at Derwent Valley Light Railway seenas they prepare for the Family Fun Day at Murton Park (l-r), Trevor Humbey, Craig Benton and Allan Briggs. Picture by Frank Dwyer.Video on - that’sYork tv."All Steams Ahead! A local railway line hosting a Family Fun Day aimed at raising funds"The that’s York tv YouTube Channel carries the video commentated by Craig Benton and Allan Briggs:The video can also be viewed from this website: Welcome to the The Blackberry Line.Did you know that "The Blackberry Line" has long been the affectionate colloquial name for this cherished ruralrailway, the Derwent Valley Light Railway ? Find out why in this website. Derwent Valley Light Railway (DVLR) is astandard gauge railway which originally ran between Layerthorpe, York and Cliffe Common, Selby, with severallovely 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.