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Derwent Valley Light Railway

Derwent Valley Light Railway

The DVLR is an entirely volunteer run heritage railway. The volunteers run passenger services for visitors every Sunday from Easter until the end of September. On Bank Holiday weekends, passenger trains will also run on the Saturday and Monday. Rides on the DVLR are included in the admission to Murton Park. They also run freight and shunting demonstrations during the year.

The Derwent Valley Light Railway officially opened on the 19th of July 1913 and ran for a distance of nearly 16 miles from Layerthorpe Station at York to the village of Cliffe Common near Selby. Although passengers were carried in the early years, this discontinued in 1926 and the railway remained predominantly agricultural throughout the rest of its history.

The DVLR was never nationalised and remained very much a “light” railway until its closure in October 1981. The only section of the railway still in use is the half-mile section within the Murton Park grounds.

For further information visit the DVLR please click Derwent Valley Light Railway (dvlr.org.uk).

DVLR Extras

If you want a more hands-on experience at the railway, the DVLR can also offer:

Driver Experiences Driver Experience – Derwent Valley Light Railway (dvlr.org.uk)

Cab rides Cab Rides – Derwent Valley Light Railway (dvlr.org.uk)

Signal Box Experience Days Signal Box Experience – Derwent Valley Light Railway (dvlr.org.uk)

Pump Trolley Experience Days Pump Trolley Experience Days – Derwent Valley Light Railway (dvlr.org.uk)

Diesel Train Driver Experience Days Diesel Train Driver Experience – Derwent Valley Light Railway (dvlr.org.uk)

Behind the Scenes Tours Behind the Scenes Tours – Derwent Valley Light Railway (dvlr.org.uk)

Full details can be found on the DVLR website.

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