Derwent Valley Light Railway Centenary Gala Weekend

Friday, 19 July 2013 17:44 Mr Administrator

Friday July 19th 2013 will see the Derwent Valley Railway being in existence for 100 years.

Joem and Pecket 0-4-0ST No 1967 'Merlin', built in 1939 and which will be used for steam hauled services through the rest of the summer season - Chris Lawson

The railway will commemorate this milestone over the weekend of the 20th & 21st July with a gala event to celebrate the history of the line, which will include the return to the line of two locomotives, including Joem, with a historical connection to the Derwent Valley Railway. See "What's on" for details.

Looking up the remaining half mile of track of the old Derwent Valley Railway towards York. The bridge in the distance is the one over the A64 York outer ring road - Chris Lawson

Here are a few shots of Joem taken during a very successful weekend.

Departing Murton with a freight train - Eddie Bobrowski

Reversing past the dolly - Eddie Bobrowski

Departing Murton platform with a freight train - Eddie Bobrowski

Joem went back to the Wensleydale on Monday, so only a short stay.

After the Gala: Joem being loaded on Alleleys wagon Monday morning, ready to go back to Leeming Bar - Chris Lawson

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