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 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:01 pm


Anybody know what time BR standard steam locomotive no. 70013 Oliver Cromwell is coming through Driffield station and back next Saturday (14th) on the steam charter train ?

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Post by orinoco » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:42 pm

Thanks Turnip town, that should be worth a view.

According to the link below, Driffield is 12:55.
Not coming back through though.

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Post by Turnip Town » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:49 am


I understand Stanier no. 46233 Duchess of Sutherland is also doing York to Scarborough the following Saturday. In Brunswick green livery which is a first.

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Post by Turnip Town » Sat May 26, 2012 6:03 pm

Yorkshire Wolds Railway - Visitor Centre planning application successful

We are delighted to be able to let you know that our application to ERYC to construct a visitor centre at Fimber received approval from planners on Thursday 17th May 2012.

As a result, we are now planning the next steps in the runup to starting site work at Fimber.

We have a variety of social and fundraising events planned for this year and details of these, and all the latest news and progress, can be found at

Information about the planning application, including professional scale drawings, can be found on the ERYC planning portal by visiting our website then clicking on Discussion Forum followed by The Project.

There is a link in the thread of articles that takes you to the ERYC planning site.

If you wish to join us as a member you can join online via our website or via post by contacting our membership secretary and we will also be hosting a coffee morning at Driffield Methodist Hall on Thursday 7th June.

The following we will also be attending this year:

Fundraiser, St. Crux church hall, York, Friday 29th June,

Sledmere Nostalgia Weekend, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June,

Driffield Show, Wednesday 18th July,

East Riding Engine Club steam & vintage rally, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August.

We have also gained this year charitable status with the Charities Commission and HMRC, which allows us to increase income by claiming back tax, in addition to achieving corporate membership of the Heritage Railway Association. This is the industry body that provides advice and guidance to many heritage railways in the UK on a variety of matters including finance, engineering practice and health and safety.

As above, if you wish to be involved on whatever level, remember you don't have to be an engineer or railway enthusiast (although we do have some!), as many skills are needed for this project whether it's making cakes or cups of tea or wielding a chainsaw or driving a van, it all furthers the aim of bringing back a small part of the Malton & Driffield Junction Railway as a heritage railway and a community project to increase tourism visitor spend in the area and help boost employment and business opportunities.

Finally, may we respectfully request that members of the public refrain for the time being in entering the site of the planned visitor centre at Fimber as it is private land.

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Post by plook » Wed May 30, 2012 10:24 am

Well done!

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Post by Turnip Town » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:48 pm

Driffield steam & vintage rally

We are due to be in attendance at the Driffield steam & vintage rally this coming weekend. We are easy to find as you only need to look out for two torquoise coloured flags flying and our marquee will be beneath them!

Please come along and see what we are about and how we hope to be on site at Fimber in the next few months. Also you can find out some exciting news that signifies a real leap forwards in terms of physical practical progress towards the establishment of the Fimber Visitor Centre.

We are looking to recruit new volunteers as physical site work looms and have established a Visitor Centre sub-committee to steer the practicalities of site restoration work.

Membership of the Yorkshire Wolds Railway is £12 per year for adults and £5 for junior members. We produce a quarterly newsletter the latest edition of which is being mailed out to members this month as we speak.

Membership has grown from about 80 to about 120 since we obtained planning consent and hopefully this will continue to increase as more people realise the benefits this project could bring to East Yorkshire and it's economy.

If you would like to know about the Yorkshire Wolds Railway and even become a member please come to our marquee on Saturday and Sunday and meet some of us. We will try to answer your questions!

Grand Summer Draw

As part of our fundraising activities, we are running a grand summer draw. Prizes include a case of wine, an electric shower, a microwave oven, a mobile phone and a night at the Old Lodge in Old Malton including bed and breakfast. Tickets are only £1 each and all proceeds go towards the cost of setting up the visitor centre at Fimber.

See you all at the weekend!

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Post by Turnip Town » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:30 pm

Public Open Meeting

For anyone who may be interested, we are holding a public open meeting at the Pavilion, Driffield Showground, on Wednesday 26th September to allow members and non-members the opportunity to ask questions about the progress that we are currently making regarding establishing the Fimber Visitor Centre.

If you would like to come along and have your say you are more than welcome member or non-member! Doors open at 7.30p.m. and the committee will be in attendance to answer your questions.

See you there!

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Post by Turnip Town » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:42 pm

Driffield Farmers Market Saturday 1st December 2012

Hopefully the Yorkshire Wolds Railway will be in attendance next weekend at the Driffield Farmers Market, Driffield Showground, if you would like to come along, meet our members and get the latest news on what's happening with the company and progress at the Fimber Visitor Centre.

See you there!

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Post by Turnip Town » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:14 am

Driffield Farmers Market Saturday 22nd December 2012

The Yorkshire Wolds Railway will be in attendance again at the Driffield Farmers Market, Driffield Showground, on Saturday 22nd December if you would like to come along and get the latest news on the Fimber Visitor Centre and current developments there.

We also have some very attractive reasonably priced 2013 calendars which might make a nice stocking filler! As ever, all funds raised go towards the realising the visitor centre project.

See you on the 22nd if you have a spare hour or two available!

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Post by Turnip Town » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:47 am

Delivery of British Rail Mk. 1 coach from Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway to Fimber site today Wednesday 16th January

Hello Everybody,

Today our first piece of rolling stock arrived at Fimber from the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. It will form the core of the planned visitor centre.

Delivery went fairly smoothly despite it being a sharp cold day.

We are looking to recruit new members who would like to play a part in bringing back at least a portion of the former Malton & Driffield Junction Railway in East Yorkshire as a heritage and community project.

Please feel free to visit the main site at for further details. You can can also become a member online if you wish.

It is very pleasing to note that our membership has increased from approximately eighty members, as at April 2012, to approaching one hundred and seventy in the past few months as a result of the successful planning application to East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the purchase of the coach during the summer.

2013 looks set to be a very promising year with further developments in the wings. We will still be attending the usual round of shows including Driffield Show in July and the steam rally in August so you can still come and have a chat and see what it is all about!

If you wish to see the site and coach at first hand please remember that the site is not open to the public as yet however there will be a supply of free information leaflets across the road at the council picnic site tea cabin noticeboard shortly to keep you up to speed on developments.

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