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It's July, the sun is shining, the children are breaking up from school and everyone is going on holiday. That can only mean one thing. It's time to start thinking about booking your place on one of our Santa Steam Specials. On Monday 24th July, our on-line booking system will open for business.
This week the steam service Monday - Friday will have no. 85 at the head operating 4 round trips per day. 85 steps down on Friday with 5820 on the main service on Saturday and Sunday. The third Vintage Sunday train of the year will again feature 1054 with its rake of vintage coaches.
The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway have a vacancy for the full time position of Administration Assistant working at our offices at Haworth Station
The Diesel & Ale Days first introduced on the 29th April have proved so popular, the Railway has added another to the Summer itinerary. Sulzer & Ale Day on the 5th August, in association with Goose Eye Brewery of Keighley, will celebrate the official re-launch into traffic of Class 25 diesel no. 25 059.
43924 heads the weekday service before 90733 is in operation on both days of the weekend along with 75078 at the head of the 2nd steam service on Sunday. Our Class 101 diesel multiple unit will operate the Saturday diesel service.
Visitors planning to visit our exciting Little Engines Gala this weekend may have been aware of a strike affecting Northern Rail services this Saturday and Sunday. Northern will be running train services to and from Keighley but to an amended timetable on Saturday and Sunday.
The Monday - Thursday steam service will have TVR no. 85 at the head before the locomotive joins the other "small" engines for the 3 day Small Engines Gala that runs from Friday 7th - Sunday 9th July.
Having previously announced 'Austerity' 0-6-0ST 71515 visiting from the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, we are delighted that a second 'small' engine will be coming to the Valley in the shape of LSWR 2-4-0WT 30587, courtesy of the Bodmin & Wenford Railway.
This week the steam service throughout the week will have 43924 at the head which will operate for 7 consecutive days. The first Vintage Sunday train of the year operated last week behind 1054 and returns again this Sunday.