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 116162
Coming Events. In August (details to be announced soon): Running days to celebrate 25 years of the heritage DVLR.   Come back here to find out more.  Celebrate our 25th with us.          And - What's been happening: July 2017. A DVLR key hammer comes to DVLR Society. Find out more by clicking here. An exciting unexpected discovery:  A DVLR branding iron discovered by chance, at auction, has been successfully bid for and brought back to DVLR. The details are  here .. Click. DVLR Society News 110 Spring 2017. DVLR Society News Number 110, Spring 2017, was issued in early May. The front cover shows 03079,  where it ran around its train in the loop, on the first day of passenger services for 2017, on Sunday 2nd April. The News contains an interesting report from the Trustees and lots from the Mess Room about work on various locos and rolling stock. A picture of volunteer engineer, Andy Richard on his back  giving attention under the RH88DS shows how much an inspection pit is needed and just what struggles DVLR volunteers are willing to face to keep the loco and rolling stock in good condition and ensure they pass their fitness to run examinations. Fortunately the new loco shed will overcome a lot of current impediments and make a lot of what are always demanding jobs anyway, somewhat more straight forward. There is a progress report on the shed and pictues of the PMV in its amazing 80 feet "migration" to make room. This has been a well planned and well executed operation. The Society News centrefold has pictures of volunteers at Murton on the first running day of 2017. On another page, there is a picture of The Manchester Pals Regiment Re-enactment Group who visited on the first 2017 running day. To find out more about these items and much more with pictures, contact DVLR to purchase a copy.  Reminder: Members receive the DVLR Society News quarterly and have all the privileges of membership, with their contributions helping to  maintain the great Derwent Valley Light Railway. The late Edward Hearfield. There is some sad news too. The DVLR Society was sad to hear of the death of Edward Hearfield, a Life Member of the Society. Ted, a great friend and supporter of the DVLR will be sadly missed by the Society. Ted died on 12th April at the age of 91. He had been generous in aiding the shed project fund. He had been also been helpful in aiding with some historical information for the archives. And he had also presented some excellent sketches he had made relating to DVLR to Jonathan Stockwell, DVLR Society Archivist. See the DVLR News 110 for a picture of one of Edward Hearfield’s sketches (Thorganby Station). Winter Track Laying 11 Feb. 2017. In a picture by Paul Scrimshaw. Ken Lees, DVLRS Secretary, reported: "On behalf of the Trustees, may I thank the members who turned  up today to help relay the 2 switches of the turnout from the main line into the siding. We had a good turn out and this helped make sure that everything proceeded according to plan. The weather: "Fortunately the weather wasn't as horrific as had been forecast and we were able to achieve all that we set out to achieve today." Further requests for volunteers' assistance in future: "Please watch out for further requests in the future - your help, no matter what you can do, is greatly appreciated. Thanks again, Ken Lees. DVLR Society News 109. The DVLR Society News Booklet 109 (the Mid-Winter edition) was issued in early February 2017. It has  been a very busy quarter, not only with preparing for and running the Santa-Specials, but also with the considerable progress made by volunteers particularly in relation to the multitude of tasks necessitated by the layout changes in the Restoration Shed project. Details are in the booklet's Shed Update section. The News Booklet also features the story of a day out with Grandma and Grandpa at Murton, contains a lot of interesting pictures including of the Santa Specials.  There are technical reports from the Mess Room and North Eastern Coach update. These are just a few of articles inside for the price of just 50p. DVLR Society Members receive The DVLR Society News free, so if you are not a member do consider joining and you are then guaranteed to receive a copy of the News as soon as it is issued. A very special donation to the society. The Booklet  reports that John Meredith of York has presented an historic Track Gauge Measure to DVLR Society Archivist, Jonathan Stockwell. The Society expresses its thanks for this very generous donation to the Society. For full details and pictures, see DVLR Society News 109.
Derwent Valley Light Railway
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Lane, Murton, York,YO19 5UF
News 2017
Coming Events.   21 July. The 15th Annual DVLR Running Evening from 6 pm.  This special event is always popular. It is is quite different from our scheduled running events and provides an opportunity to see a number of locos in action on the same evening. Pictures and a video of 2016 event are available elsewhere on this website. Click the Newsboy below for more information.         And - What's been happening:  July 2017. A DVLR key hammer comes to DVLR Society. Find out more by clicking here. An exciting unexpected discovery:  A DVLR branding iron discovered by chance, at auction, has been successfully bid for and brought back to DVLR. The details are  here .. Click. DVLR Society News 110 Spring 2017. DVLR Society News Number 110, Spring 2017 was issued in early May. The front cover shows 03079, where it ran around its train in the loop, on the first day of passenger services for 2017, on Sunday 2nd April. The News contains an interesting report from the Trustees and lots from the Mess Room about work on various locos and rolling stock. A picture of volunteer engineer, Andy Richard on his back  giving attention under the RH88DS shows how much an inspection pit is needed and just what struggles DVLR volunteers are willing to face to keep the loco and rolling stock in good condition and ensure they pass their fitness to run examinations. Fortunately the new loco shed will overcome a lot of current impediments and make a lot of what are always demanding jobs anyway, somewhat more straight forward. There is a progress report on the shed and pictues of the PMV in its amazing 80 feet "migration" to make room. This has been a well planned and well executed operation. The Society News centrefold has pictures of volunteers at Murton on the first running day of 2017. On another page, there is a picture of The Manchester Pals Regiment Re-enactment Group who visited on the first 2017 running day. The late Edward Hearfield.  There was some sad news too. The DVLR Society was sad to hear of the death of Edward Hearfield, a Life Member of the Society. Ted, a great friend and supporter of the DVLR will be sadly missed by the Society. Ted died on 12th April at the age of 91. He had been generous in aiding the shed project fund. He had been also been helpful in aiding with some historical information for the archives. And he had also presented some excellent sketches he had made relating to DVLR to Jonathan Stockwell, DVLR Society Archivist. See the DVLR News 110 for a picture of one of Edward Hearfield’s sketches (Thorganby Station). Winter Track Laying 11 Feb. 2017. A picture by Paul Scrimshaw. Ken Lees, DVLRS Secretary, reported: "On behalf of the Trustees, may I thank the members who turned up today to help relay the 2 switches of the turnout from the main line into the siding. We had a good turn out and this helped make sure that everything proceeded according to plan.” The weather: "Fortunately the weather wasn't as horrific as had been forecast and we were able to achieve all that we set out to achieve today." DVLR Society News 109. The DVLR Society News Booklet 109 (the Mid-Winter edition) was issued in early February 2017. It had been a very busy quarter, not only with preparing for and running the Santa- Specials, but also with the considerable progress made by volunteers particularly in relation to the multitude of tasks necessitated by the layout changes in the Restoration Shed project. Details are in the booklet's Shed Update section. The News Booklet also features the story of a day out with Grandma and Grandpa at Murton, contains a lot of interesting pictures including of the Santa Specials.  There are technical reports from the Mess Room and North Eastern Coach update. These are just a few of articles inside for the price of just 50p. DVLR Society Members receive The DVLR Society News free, so if you are not a member do consider joining and you are then guaranteed to receive a copy of the News as soon as it is issued. A very special donation to the society. The Booklet  reports that John Meredith of York has presented an historic Track Gauge Measure to DVLR Society Archivist, Jonathan Stockwell. The Society expresses its thanks for this very generous donation to the Society. For full details and pictures, see DVLR Society News 109.