Yorkshire Partnership On Track To Write A New Chapter For The Wolds
The railway opens its 2016 season on Sunday, 1st May at the site at Fimber Halt where visitors can experience cab rides, visit the shop and café, and see the history of the railway and its future plans.
At the opening, the Fantastic Yorkshire Wolds Railway Short Story Competition will be launched by Fantastic Books' CEO, Dan Grubb, and Yorkshire Wolds Railway board member, Richard Dixon. Everyone attending will receive a voucher for a free book and a Yorkshire Wolds Railway memento.
Dan Grubb says, "Our ethos is to help others. We sponsor local sports talent, donate to a carousel of charities and are proud to be associated with the railway and the incredible work they have done in such a short time."
"Our vision is to see the railway grow into a fantastic tourist attraction,"
The quoted cost is £250,000 per mile of track. Where will the money come from? "We have several fundraising initiatives,"
"The short story competition is a new venture for us," Richard says. "We're grateful to Fantastic Books for donating their expertise to help run a successful competition and to ensure a high-quality anthology whose sales will continue to bolster the railway's coffers."
"As with all our competition anthologies,"
"Anyone can have a go," says Dan. "We would especially welcome entries from railway enthusiasts. We have specific tips on our website to help debut authors get started."
A modest entry fee of £2 provides the prospect of a cash prize and publication alongside heritage railway celebrities. "The prize money has been donated," Richard says, "and with Fantastic Books donating its expertise, every penny will go to the railway."
What about those railway celebrities?
"We've had one solid acceptance,"
I ask them to keep me posted and they promise I'll be the first to know, which means there's only one phrase on which I can end: Watch this space!
The open day: 11:00 - 17:00 Sunday, 1st May. Fimber Halt, Beverley Road, Fimber, East Yorkshire, YO25 3HG. Short Story Competition launch: 13:00.
Yorkshire Wolds Railway: www.yorkshirewoldsrailway.org.uk/
Fantastic Books Publishing: email fbp-publicity@
Richard Dixon firstname.lastname@example.org or via 01377 338 053
Daniel Grubb - CEO
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