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New for this years Spring Steam Gala we’re offering the rare chance to travel on the Gala Goods Train! You will travel on the Goods train from Keighley to Oxenhope behind one of our locomotives participating at the Gala.
The Saturday and Sunday steam service will be in the capable hands of 43924 with the diesel railcar M79964 operating the Saturday and Sunday diesel services and the midweek diesel railcar service which operates on Wednesday.
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.
13065 has arrived in good time from the East Lancashire Railway and 61264 is due to arrive via our mainline connection next week. 45407 and 45212, however, may not now be attending due to circumstances beyond our control.
75078 is in harness all week and into the weekend with the diesel railbus providing the diesel service on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as the weekend.
75078 stood in for the 117 years old no. 85 last weekend and continues at the head of the steam service this weekend.
No. 85 is back in harness this weekend and the locomotive will operate on both days with the diesel railbus providing the diesel service.
Taff Vale Railway tank no. 85 will be on duty on Saturday but will take a well earned rest on Sunday when 5820 takes over.
The Gala gremlins have struck again with 44871 now confirmed as unable to attend and Standard 4 75078 withdrawn needing urgent repairs which may well. However the organisers will not be beaten are are working tirelessly to make the Gala weekend a great success.
5820 is back in service after last weekend's difficulties, and will be taking the steam service this weekend.
Having deputised for 5820 on Sunday, 43924 will operate on the weekday half term passenger service supplemented by diesel railbus M79964 Tuesday - Thursday, when Postman Pat® visits the Railway.
No need for the children to be bored and getting under your feet. As in past years the Railway will be operating steam trains every day during the February School Half Term Holiday.
It's as you were this weekend, with 5820 on the steam hauled services and the diesel railbus taking the diesel turns.
Make a note in your diary to watch or set your recorders to BBC1, 15.45 on Thursday 4th February 2015 when Len Goodman and Lisa Riley visit the KWVR for 'Holiday of My Lifetime'.
After being absent in January, 5820 returns at the head the steam service this weekend in place of 75078, now stopped for its annual examination.