Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
Derwent Valley Light Railway Society  is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registered number 1161623
There is nothing more encouraging to the volunteers who brought this railway back physically and maintain and run it than to see its life  also successfully brought back on the open days and know people are coming along to enjoy themselves.
 Spread the Word. Please tell others about Derwent Valley Light Railway. So, if you have never visited us but are concerned for heritage, then please look up our opening times and help us by coming along to see what you've been missing and enjoy experiencing DVLR heritage in action. When you've helped us by enjoying yourself,  we would love if you could consider helping us again, to get us more widely known despite the constraints of our limited advertising budget. Yes, we bet you've got the idea already; what we're asking is, "Please tell your friends about us and Post about us on your social media." Activities on the line were deliberately hush-hush in WW II. Later, in 1979, publicity described the DVLR as a "well kept secret." We're not keen to remain as York's well kept secret!  So please get the metaphorical megaphone out for us. Thanks in anticipation if you'll be spreading the word.   DVLRS
History in Motion
Derwent Valley Light Railway Society  is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registered number 1161623
In the words of an old song, "You don't know what you've got till it's gone."  That's not going to be the case with DVLR. The DVLR Society is well aware of what a gem they have here especially since it has “been gone” once, but was brought back by the dedication and dilgence of volunteers. So much is swept away in changing times, as the icons of the past become the anachronisms of the present. When things are no longer able to keep up the pace or earn their keep, then competition for space, physically or economically, so often demands that they have to go. Holding on to some of the once iconic artefacts is essential to maintain a sense of how our Modern Society has evolved.
Visitors help secure the future of this amazing Derwent Valley Light Railway. DVLR Society is a charitable non-profit-making organisation. Being a charity means that all the cash coming in to DVLRS will be used for the benefit of the DVLR heritage railway. The "old" DVLR kept itself solvent, long after other small railways had gone to the wall, by constantly changing to meet the needs of the times. The more visitors DVLR gets, the more the railway is able to earn its keep once again, this time having turned its hand yet again to meet contemporary needs. This time it's for heritage attractions. Earning a sound financial base in this way is one of the cornerstones which will secure DVLR's future.
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Lane, Murton, York,YO19 5UF
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There is nothing more encouraging to the volunteers who brought this railway back physically and maintain and run it than to see its life  also successfully brought back on the open days and know people are coming along to enjoy themselves. DVLR Society is a charitable non-profit- making organisation. Being a charity means that all the cash coming in to DVLRS will be used for the benefit of the DVLR heritage railway. The "old" DVLR kept itself solvent, long after other small railways had gone to the wall, by constantly changing to meet the needs of the times. The more visitors DVLR gets, the more the railway is able to earn its keep once again, this time having turned its hand yet again to meet contemporary needs. This time it's for heritage attractions. Earning a sound financial base in this way is one of the cornerstones which will secure DVLR's future.
Please spread the Word. Tell others about Derwent Valley Light Railway. So, if you have never visited us but are concerned for heritage, then please look up our opening times and help us by coming along to see what you've been missing and enjoy experiencing DVLR heritage in action. When you've helped us by enjoying yourself,  we would love if you could consider helping us again, to get us more widely known despite the constraints of our limited advertising budget. Yes, we bet you've got the idea already; what we're asking is, "Please tell your friends about us and Post about us on your social media." Activities on the line were deliberately hush-hush in WW II. Later, in 1979, publicity described the DVLR as a "well kept secret." We're not keen to remain as York's well kept secret!  So please get the metaphorical megaphone out for us. Thanks in anticipation if you'll be spreading the word.   DVLRS
Visitors help secure the future of this amazing Derwent Valley Light Railway.