Rebuilding the Malton & Driffield Railway

A forum for news, views, events and nostalgia for the project to help build and restore a Yorkshire Wolds Railway.
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Post by Turnip Town » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:43 pm

Public Open Meeting/Photographic Talk at Old Lodge Hotel, Malton, Thursday 21st February

We will be holding our latest public open meeting where people can come along to see what we are about, current progress with restoration work at the Fimber Visitor Centre site and hear a bit of the history of the old railway.

The guest speaker on this occasion is a former employee of the railway so will be giving us the benefit of his first hand experience of working on the line in it's heyday.

Entry is free to Yorkshire Wolds Railway members and £3 to non-members. There is a bar on the night and ample parking. Entry is 7.00p.m. for a 7.30p.m. start.

The Old Lodge is on Old Maltongate and about 150 yards up the hill on the right from the traffic lights.

We are always looking for new members whether you desire an active role carrying out work on site or staffing the marquee and sales stand at shows and meetings. Or perhaps you are happy simply to subscribe each year for which you receive free or reduced entry to meetings and shows as well as the quarterly members newsletter.

Our membership has more than doubled from the 80 we had prior to May 2012 as a result of the successful planning application and the coach delivery last month. Why not come along and be a part of it ?

If you have any queries please feel free to ring 01377 338053 or e-mail myself at

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Post by Turnip Town » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:52 pm

Public Open Meeting/Talk at the Pavilion, Driffield Showground, on Thursday 21st March

We will be holding another public open meeting in March where you can come along, member or non-member, if you would like to know a little more about current progress on the Fimber Visitor Centre.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions and even become a member if you desire. As ever we are always looking for new members and volunteers and you don't have to be a railway professional to get involved on site or at shows - just enthusiasm and a willingness to have a go and learn. That's how the committee and membership have done it so far and it works!

The project takes many skills so whether you have a trade, make a cracking cup of tea, can make cakes and sandwiches or have a knack for fundraising or administration, there is something for all talents and skills at the Yorkshire Wolds Railway.

Feel free to pay us a visit at the meeting and you will be made welcome. Refreshments and parking available, doors open at 7.00p.m. for a 7.30p.m. start.

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Re: Rebuilding the Malton & Driffield Railway

Post by plook » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:46 am

How is your project going-is it likely that there will be a track from DRiffield to Sledmere/Fimber??

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Re: Rebuilding the Malton & Driffield Railway

Post by OneHorseTown » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:45 pm

Hi Plook,

Hello, it's me Turnip Town, have changed name as I'd forgotten my old account's login details!

Anyway, to update you. If you go to our web site at then click on 'Discussion Forum' you will see the Public Forums. From here click on 'The Project' followed by 'Work in Progress' then page 3 of this area has up to date photo's of progress at Fimber that the public can view.

Regarding a track from Driffield to Sledmere & Fimber - we currently have planning consent for the visitor centre site at Fimber plus 0.9 miles of railway to Wetwang Green Lane crossing which is the intersection of the railway with the farm track/road that crosses the B1248 down from Wetwang and past our site and continues up to the Sledmere monument. What develops after we reach Green Lane only time will tell! Obviously finance is one of many major issues to be dealt with.

We have working parties most Saturdays and there's usually myself and various other volunteers pottering around on a Sunday so if you happen to be passing and see the car park gates open or volunteers swarming around, feel free to come and have a natter and find out a bit more. I can get you a membership application form too if you or any friends or relatives would like to join this developing community project!

Up until we gained planning permission in May 2012 we had around 80 members. We are now at approximately 200 and growing! To give an idea of people starting to find out about us, in recent weeks we have had visits from the Mid Suffolk Light Railway Vice Chairman and the Chief Engineer of East Coast Trains both of whom had heard about our project and decided to come and have a closer look.

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Re: Rebuilding the Malton & Driffield Railway

Post by OneHorseTown » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:25 pm

Hello All,

Just a quick shout to wish all on here a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2014 should also witness the opening of the Fimber Visitor Centre site to the public so you will be able to come and see for yourselves what has been going on and maybe even become a member!

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