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Silver Jubilee 2018 - Family Fun Day
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 tracks                                           Passenger 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 helicopter                                     and a                                                 police helicopter might 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 driving a 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” Fans It 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. The Family Fun Day will run from 10am to 5pm, with admission costing £10 for adults and £5 for children. Family ticket £25 (Admits 2 adults and 2 children)  *Update 4th. Feb. 2018. York Press: Heritage railway marks 25th Anniversary with Family Fun Day. See report from Mike Laycock, Chief reporter, in York Press at: http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15916285.Heritage_railway_marks_25th_with_family_fun_day/ In the York Press article is a picture of the The Events Team at Derwent Valley Light Railway seen as they prepare for the Family Fun Day at Murton Park (l-r), Trevor Humbey, Craig Benton and Allan Briggs. Picture by Frank Dwyer. Welcome to the The Blackberry Line. Did you know that "The Blackberry Line" has long been the affectionate colloquial name for this cherished rural railway, the Derwent Valley Light Valley Light Railway ? Find out why in this website. Derwent Valley Light Railway (DVLR) is a  standard gauge railway which originally 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.                                                                                                                                                          
An events-packed Family Fun Day sets off our 2018 Season with an unforgettable Extravaganza as we celebrate our Silver Jubilee on Sunday 25th March. This is something totally new for DVLR. Indeed, has anything like it happened in York before? It'll be a talking point for long afterwards, so make sure you can say "I was there when it was all happening!"
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Pump Trolley Demonstration
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
2018 Silver Jubilee Family Fun Day  marking the Quarter Centenary of Public travelling on heritage DVLR. Celebrations.  Sunday 25 March 2018 . Massive Family Fun Day. Update 4th. Feb. 2018. Heritage railway marks 25th Anniversary with family fun day. See report from Mike Laycock Chief reporter in York Press at: httpp://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15916285.Heritag e_railway_marks_25th_with_family_fun_day/ YORK’S only heritage railway will celebrate its 25th anniversary in March with a massive family fun day featuring  a chance to drive a loco  and Much Much More: A Wickham trolley will be demonstrated and newly-restored DVLR Pump Trolley  will be demonstrated also plus a 5” gauge live steam engine is set to give rides. There will also be:  a model railway exhibition,                          fairground rides,           a brass band,                        classic cars,                    scooters,                         helicopter rides,           tractor rides. An air ambulance helicopter and a police helicopter might also be on display, although this will only be confirmed at the last minute, and it is hoped that some cast members from the TV soap Emmerdale will pay a visit. The Events Team at Derwent Valley Light Railway prepare for the family fun day at Murton park (l-r), Trevor Humbey, Craig Benton and Allan Briggs. Picture by Frank Dwyer. The Derwent Valley Light Railway at Murton Park originally opened in 1913 and ran for 16 miles from York to Skipwith near Selby, via villages including Dunnington, Elvington, Wheldrake and Thorganby. Passenger services ended in 1926 and the line closed in 1981, but passenger trains began to run again in 1993 on a half-mile section of track at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton. The railway is entirely run and maintained by a group of volunteer enthusiasts, and now they are planning a big fundraising fun day on Sunday, March 25. 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 driving a loco would get their chance through a ‘driver for a fiver’ offer, which would operate on a first come, first served basis. Some of the money raised would go towards an appeal to create a new shed in which engines can be restored and maintained, he added. *Murton Park is situated just off the A166 to the east of York. The family fun day will run from 10am to 5pm, with admission costing £10 for adults and £5 for children. 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. Now continue by having a broader look around: