Yorkshire Wolds looks to the future

THE Yorkshire Wolds Railway is one of Britain’s smallest standard gauge heritage railways, and does not currently have any operational rolling stock.

Now in its fourth year of operation, a project launched in October 2008 aims to restore a section of the Malton & Driffield Junction Railway, closed to passengers in June 1950, and to goods in October 1958.

The only currently operational item of stock at the Yorkshire Wolds Railway – Sir Tatton Sykes, a 165hp 0-4-0DH (GEC Traction 5576 of 1979). It was previously at HMP Lindholme, Doncaster, where it had been used to train prisoners in engineering. Sir Tatton Sykes was in operation on October 6 giving cab rides for a party visit by members of the Cardiff & Avonside Railway Society (CARS). Picture: PETER NICHOLSON

Currently, it has a 300ft demonstration line at Fimber Halt, Fimber, near Wetwang, East Yorkshire, with an 0-4-0DH named Sir Tatton Sykes, after the landowner. It is able to provide cab rides at £1.50 or £5 for a family of four.

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