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
The 15th. Annual Running Evening, 21st. July 2017. The kind weather was a good omen from the start; attendance was high and the special running evening ran without a hitch thanks to good planning and the usual devoted work of DVLR’s friendly volunteers. With the departures board suitably amended  to show 20 minutes between departures, the turn-around time was tight but the Timing worked to a T. The guy who does the website and his wife chose and enjoyed delicious sausage sandwiches, (food not pictured even on Facebook), from the selection of refreshments available at Murton Park. The evening raised £850 towards the Society and Shed Project funds.     A new item appeared under the station veranda this spring. A superbly crafted replica ticket machine made by a DVLR member. Click the image to see a larger Image pop up. 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. Chance surfacing in May 2107, of some very old blank invoices from Kerosene  Supplies (York) Ltd. with business located in DVLR Yard. A piece of history associated with DVLR came innocuously through the post, with a note written on it. Thankfully, the recipient realised its value to DVLR archives. To find out more .. 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
Opening time approaching.
Later, a double-header at the station, drivers aboard, between runs.
The guard about to signal that this train is fully boarded and safe to go.
A time and place for friends to meet.
Coming Events. For coming events, please click here to reveal latest news .>>> And - What's been happening:  Dropping through letter boxes of DVLR members, around 10th August 2017 was the Summer edition of DVLR Society News (Number111) which let us know that the revised AGM date and time is Septembver 9 at 14.00 hrs. It will take place in the function room at Yorkshire Museum of Farming. The editorial mentions  the recent vandalism at North York Moors Railway, our neighbours and supporters, to a set of their LNER coaches. This was an appalling and senseless act damaging  coaches and many irreplacable items whose restoration will involve a great deal of work and effort, where indeed restoration is possible at all.  Back “home,” as Jonathan and Stuart Stockwell report, there’s been a lot going on at DVLR. The latest news of the Shed Project and the excellent work being done on engine restoration and maintenance, are in a long section, “From The Messroom.” Just a quick dip into the section shows subjects include, DS88 (Octavious Atkinson) restoration, D2245 getting back into business after various areas of attention including a new set of linkage plates which were manufactured and brake blocks fitted, and there’s much much more reported about what has been a very busy quarter, including progress on the steam engine, Andrew Barclay no. 8.  Ther’s much more, with several pages and 26 photographs  the DVLR Society News is great value at 50p. per quarter. It is of course free to members, so if you’re not a member already, join and regularly get the low-down on DVLR.        
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Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Lane, Murton, York,YO19 5UF
Reports from 2017
Coming Events.   For coming events, please see latest news. And - What's been happening: Dropping through letter boxes of DVLR members, around 10th August 2017 was the Summer edition of DVLR Society News (Number111) which let us know that the revised AGM date and time is Septembver 9 at 14.00 hrs. It will take place in the function room at Yorkshire Museum of Farming. The editorial mentions  the recent vandalism at North York Moors Railway, our neighbours and supporters, to a set of their LNER coaches. This was an appalling and senseless act damaging  coaches and many irreplacable items whose restoration will involve a great deal of work and effort, where indeed restoration is possible at all.  Back “home,” as Jonathan and Stuart Stockwell report, there’s been a lot going on at DVLR. The latest news of the Shed Project and the excellent work being done on engine restoration and maintenance, are in a long section, “From The Messroom.” Just a quick dip into the section shows subjects include, DS88 (Octavious Atkinson) restoration, D2245 getting back into business after various areas of attention including a new set of linkage plates which were manufactured and brake blocks fitted, and there’s much much more reported about what has been a very busy quarter, including progress on the steam engine, Andrew Barclay no. 8.  Ther’s much more, with several pages and 26 photographs  the DVLR Society News is great value at 50p. per quarter. It is of course free to members, so if you’re not a member already, join and regularly get the low-down on DVLR.  A new item appeared under the station verandah this spring. A superbly crafted replica ticket machine made by a DVLR member. The 15th. Annual Running Evening, 21st. July 2017. The kind weather was a good omen from the start; attendance was high and the special running evening ran without a hitch thanks to good planning and the usual devoted work of DVLR’s friendly volunteers. Below, a picture as opening time was approaching. With the departures board suitably amended to show 20 minutes between departures, the turn-around time was tight but the Timing worked to a T. Above, a double-header at the station, drivers aboard, between runs. The guard about to signal that this train is fully boarded and safe to go. A good place to meet friends. And the food: The guy who does the website and his wife chose and enjoyed delicious sausage sandwiches, (food not pictured even on Facebook), from the selection of refreshments available at Murton Park. The evening raised £850 towards the Society and Shed Project funds.  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. Chance “surfacing” in May 2017, of some very old blank invoices from Kerosene Supplies (York) Ltd. with business located in DVLR Yard. A piece of history associated with DVLR came innocuously through the post, with a note written on it. Thankfully, the recipient realised its value to DVLR archives. To find out more .. 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.
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