Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
News & Reports 2018
What’s Happening this year: Click here  >>> 2018 AGM. A note for members of DVLR Society: The Spring DVLR Society News has notified Society members that the AGM for the Derwent Valley Light Railway Society will take place on Saturday 26th July 2018 at 2 p.m. in the function room at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton, York. And what’s been happening: DVLR Annual Running Evening 20 July 2018. The Running evening was well attended although the weather forecast had been  suggesting the possibility of showers. However, none materialised and for the whole evening the weather remained pleasant. The video below contains clips from the evening and lasts seven minutes. Rod apologises that some blooming on the the camera lens had not been cleared and shows up in places. More details of the evening to be added later. DVLR Society News 114, Spring 2018 published. The quarterly news bulletin was published at the end of May, a little later than usual, in order to await the firming up of the date for the Annual General Meeting, so the place, date and time could be notified to members through the Society News. The arrangements have been repeated above. The DVLR Society News provides the low-down, with pictures, on what has been happening at DVLR in the last quarter, as well as interesting articles and historical facts and pictures. £1 but free to members, sent directly to their homes. 10 April 2018.  Tony & Glynnis Frith on That’s York TV Tony and Glynnis Frith talk about the ex-Rowntree’s No.3 diesel in service at DVLR. Hear how they saved this once local locomotive from an ignominious end, allowing it to return to York for  loving restoration and regular maintenance to become one of the esteemed mainstays of Derwent Valley Light Railway, on (almost) its old home line. Family Fun Day. Sunday 25th March 2018 marked the Quarter-Centenary of commencement of passenger services on the heritage  line in 1993. All the locomotives & rolling stock have been given fitness to run inspections.  Reported by Glynnis Frith on Facebook 15 March 2018: There has been a lot of back of the scenes work going on at Murton, all the locomotives & rolling stock have been given fitness to run inspections in readiness for our 25th anniversary event on Sunday 25th March & the coming season. All are serviceable stock found fit to run. A big thank you goes to all involved for their hard work in  in getting the DVLR ready for the season. Yesterday other jobs were being done; signs were been put up around the bypass to advertise our anniversary event on 25th March. Again, thanks go to those involved. DVLR Society News. Number 113. Issued Feb. The DVLR Society News is an invaluable source of information about what is happening at DVLR. Besides news and photographs on happenings and events involving DVLR’s public face, there is in depth information about what is happening behind the scenes and the tremendous work of volunteers in the shed project, the long siding, and in bringing into and keeping the locos and track in good working order. Read all about it in DVLR Society News. 21.01.18. Ken Smith at Murton Swapmeet It is always a pleasure to see the York Normandy Veterans at Murton. So we were more than delighted when Ken Smith (92), who needs no introduction to DVLR enthusiasts, arrived at the above event with a BSA fold up bicycle similar to those that were brought ashore from landing craft on D Day. Ken said that most were discarded on the beach as conditions were hardly conducive to riding. He thoroughly enjoyed the event and he attracted a lot of attention.  
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