The ‘Yorkshire Wolds Railway’ was formed in October 2008 and is making great progress in bringing elements of the lost railway back to the Yorkshire Wolds. The aim of the ‘Yorkshire Wolds Restoration Project’ is to bring a steam heritage railway back to the Yorkshire Wolds over 50 years since the Driffield to Malton railway was closed.
Planning consent has been applied for to install a visitor centre near to the old Sledmere and Fimber Railway Station. The project also hopes to also include a length of track just under 1 mile long.
Due to the Yorkshire Wolds being an area which until now has been relatively off the beaten tourist trail, it is hoped that with the interest generated by a Hockney Trail and an area which has many areas of scenic beauty the Railway could add even more interest.
During 2010 the ‘Malton Dodger’ was formed to operate as ‘Yorkshire Wolds Railway’.
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