The first York Steam Rally held at Murton Park was sponsored by Derwent Valley Light Railway. Well attended, it was the biggest single event ever held here. The large public car park almost ran out of space at the peak.  Steam propelled vehicles were to be seen driving around the main event field. The Derwent Valley Light Railway  itself was open providing free rides. The Driver for a Fiver event was running. Over 150 participants took part on the day and gained their Certificates of Participation. All the facilities at Murton Park were open, so as well as the Steam Rally per se, visitors had access to the Farming Museum too, with its galleries and reconstructed Viking Village and Roman Fort. These can be seen elsewhere in this website and on Murton Park’s website. The pictures below were taken early and late in the day to get good views of the exhibits. There was a magnificent array of steam powered engines and vehicles, and a rally of vintage cars and vintage army lorries. Some of the traction engines/road rollers. A steam powered road wagon. And a mini-version. A charabanc.  The type of vehicle often seen see in those old pictures of pub trips going to the seaside. Note the starting handle on the front. It could be hard work to “turn it over” to start any vehicle when this vehicle was in its prime but no problem with flat batteries. Burnt out “points” could get you stranded. It was wise to always carry a screwdriver, feeler gauge and a piece of sandpaper (matchbox). Transport for those who were going to war. WWII vehicles. Seen early doors (before reveille). and WWI Click the button to see more pictures from this great day. .
York Steam Rally 2018. Some pictures from Sat. 21st Sept. 2018 (first day).
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Derwent Valley Light Railway
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
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The first York Steam Rally held at Murton Park was sponsored by Derwent Valley Light Railway. Well attended, it was the biggest single event ever held here. The large public car park almost ran out of space at the peak.  In the show area, Steam vehicles were to be seen driving around the main event field. The Derwent Valley Light Railway itself was open providing free rides. The Driver for a Fiver event was running. Over 150 participants took part on the day and gained their Certificates of Participation. All the facilities at Murton Park were open, so as well as the Steam Rally per se, visitors had access to the Farming Museum too, with its galleries and reconstructed Viking Village and Roman Fort. These can be seen elsewhere in this website and on Murton Park’s website. The pictures below were taken early and late in the day to get good views of the exhibits. There was a magnificent array of steam powered engines and vehicles and a rally of vintage cars and vintage army lorries. Some of the traction engines. A steam powered road wagon.         And a mini-version. A charabanc.  Type of vehicle often seen see in those old pictures of pub trips going to the seaside. Transport for those who were going to war. WWII vehicles. Seen early doors (before reveille). and WWI Click the button to see more pictures from this great day.
York Steam Rally 2018.  Pictures. Page 2 1st day, Saturday
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
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Derwent Valley Light Railway Society  is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registered number 1161623
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