On Friday 31st March, thousands watched the KWVR special from Keighley to Carlisle and return and thousands more visited RAIL STORY at Ingrow on 1st & 2nd April and travelled behind the world’s most famous locomotive from Keighley to Oxenhope between 3rd and 9th April.
Have you ever wondered how many volunteers it takes to bring 60103 to the Worth Valley or keep the Railway’s engines, carriages, stations and the railway itself in tip-top condition? The answer is well over 500 throughout the year. On the left you have the clean, neat and tidy team that gave service on the excursion to Carlisle. On the right are the “boys” at home getting down and dirty to ensure that 43924 is ready for the passenger service on the KWVR. And in between we have an army working on all sorts of jobs, just to keep the KWVR on track and you, the passenger, happy.
But we need more. So if you have enjoyed the ‘big, green machine’ why not come and help us keep the Railway running for many generations to come. Our volunteers are from all walks of life and some give as little as one day a month to one day a week. There a job to suit everyone and even a job you didn’t know you had in you – used to an office job all his working life, Bob didn’t know his passion was needle gunning!