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On Friday 16th February 2018, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway had the honour of hosting a visit by Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall. The Duchess arrived at Haworth where she toured the locomotive works then departing by steam train to Oxenhope, before departing for further engagements in Yorkshire.
With the addition of Britannia Class 7MT 4-6-2 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' the Spring Gala promises to be the most spectacular in the Railway's 50 year history
For Paddington's visit on Wednesday and Thursday a 2 train service will operate with 85 and 75078, with 85 in service on Friday when the Duchess of Cornwall visits the Railway in recognition of our volunteering spirit as we celebrate 50 years of our Railway.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is delighted to announce it will host a visit from Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall on Friday 16th February 2018
Having been resident on the Railway since early October, LMS Class 5MT 44871 is remaining on the KWVR until Spring and will feature in the Spring Gala 9th - 11th March.
It has been unclear which locomotive will head the steam service this weekend and hence the late announcement. The Saturday and Sunday steam service will be in the capable hands of 75078 with the diesel railcar M79964 operating the Saturday and Sunday diesel services and the Wednesday diesel railcar service which returns on Wednesday.
As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations we are delighted to announce a Mixed Traffic day on Saturday 30th June and a Diesel Gala on Sunday 1st July. The weekend is kindly being supported by GB Railfreight and will feature visiting locomotives to the Railway.
It’s as you were this weekend, with the steam service in the hands of no. 85 and the diesel service operated by railbus no. M79964
We have a change in the steam locomotive this weekend with 43924 stepping down and no. 85 taking its place on the steam service with the diesel service operated by railbus no. M79964