Untitled Document A look around at things, places and activities at DVLR.
Derwent Valley Light Railway Society  is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registered number 1161623
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
Introduction Part 3 (“A Look Around/Murton Park Station”) Continued from Introduction Part 2: Derwent Valley Light Railway was formerly  a profitable, privately owned line which was never incorporated into British Rail. As the use of the line diminished over time through the increased use of road vehicles, it became, like many lines, uneconomic to run. Its extent gradually diminished until sadly it eventually had to close as a commercial enterprise. But fortunately, thanks to the dedicated work of the Derwent Valley Light Railway Society, you can still get a "taste of the Blackberry Line" and experience its unique character because part of the original line is now a heritage attraction at York, running from the charming, Murton Park Station, York. The station, pictured below, still sports the distinctive Hollybush Green and Cream in its livery, the same livery as was used by the Derwent Valley Light Railway for its stations, from its early years. We'd like to welcome you here so that you can see it for yourself and of course, so that you can enjoy riding on the train. The "Blackberry" brought back. With the track lifted and the once lovely station buildings having fallen into neglect, enthusiastic volunteers of the the Derwent Valley Light Railway Society worked hard to successfully "turn back the clock" and bring back the flavour of the line. Thanks to them, trains now run for about half a mile from Murton Park Station. Friendly volunteer staff are eager to show off the Derwent Valley Light Railway and bring pleasure to fresh and repeat visitors alike.  Inside the Station building.  There is the DVLR museum including a gallery of fascinating pictures and stories about the history of the line. If, as is quite likely, these whet your appetite to know even more, the DVLR shop, also inside the station building, stocks the popular book, Rails Along The Derwent. In the shop you can browse through the wide range of  mementos available to remind you of your visit, including the latest the latest additions, DVLR Society mugs, fridge magnets and key rings.     Introduction Continued. More.… at Murton Park….Click >>>
Derwent Valley Light Railway -- The Blackberry Line
Experience history in motion at Murton with the Derwent Valley Light Railway at Murton, 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. Be a Driver for a Fiver. Yes drive a locomotive for £5 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 Murton Park too, to find out all you can see and experience at these multifaceted joint attractions.
History in Motion at Murton - Visit DVLR, Historic York’s Heritage Railway
The enchanting Murton Park Station Building. Picture by Jonathan D. Stockwell. More More
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
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A Look Around At Murton Park Station Will you be visiting York in 2018? York’s Derwent Valley Light Railway, (The Blackberry Line), has 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 for 2018. Derwent Valley Light Railway (DVLR) Derwent Valley Light Railway was formerly  a profitable, privately owned line which was never incorporated into British Rail. As the use of the line diminished over time through the increased use of road vehicles, it became, like many lines, uneconomic to run. Its extent gradually diminished until sadly it eventually had to close as a commercial enterprise. But fortunately, thanks to the dedicated work of the Derwent Valley Light Railway Society, you can still get a "taste of the Blackberry Line" and experience its unique character because part of the original line is now a heritage attraction at York, running from the charming, Murton Park Station, York. The station, pictured below, still sports the distinctive Hollybush Green and Cream in its livery, the same livery as was used by the Derwent Valley Light Railway for its stations, from its early years. We'd like to welcome you here so that you can see it for yourself and of course, so that you can enjoy riding on the train. The "Blackberry" brought back. With the track lifted and the once lovely station buildings having fallen into neglect, enthusiastic volunteers of the the Derwent Valley Light Railway Society worked hard to successfully "turn back the clock" and bring back the flavour of the line. Thanks to them, trains now run for about half a mile from Murton Park Station. Friendly volunteer staff are eager to show off the Derwent Valley Light Railway and bring pleasure to fresh and repeat visitors alike. Inside the Station building, there is the DVLR museum and also a gallery of fascinating pictures and stories about the history of the line. If, as is quite likely, these whet your appetite to know even more, the DVLR shop, also inside the station building, stocks the popular book, Rails Along The Derwent. In the shop you can browse through the wide range of  mementos available to remind you of your visit. The enchanting Murton Park Station Building.                   Picture by Jonathan D. Stockwell. Just the (ONE) ticket. That’s all you need! Derwent Valley Light Railway and Murton. Park work together so that your combined ticket provides superb value. Each day- ticket provides not only admission to the station and train rides (ride as many times as you like on the day) but also to all the attractions across Murton Park. Now see more of Murton Park (Introduction part 4)