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2017 Winter Steam Gala Update

Posted: 23 February 2017

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.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 25th & 26th February 2017

Posted: 20 February 2017

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.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 18th & 19th February 2017

Posted: 15 February 2017

75078 stood in for the 117 years old no. 85 last weekend and continues at the head of the steam service this weekend.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 11th & 12th February 2017

Posted: 8 February 2017

No. 85 is back in harness this weekend and the locomotive will operate on both days with the diesel railbus providing the diesel service.

Locomotive Roster for the Weekend 4th & 5th February 2017

Posted: 1 February 2017

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.

2016 Winter Steam Gala Update

Posted: 25 February 2016

The Gala gremlins have struck again with 44871 now confirmed as unable to attend and Standard 4 75078 withdrawn needing urgent repairs which may well.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.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 20th & 21st February 2016

Posted: 18 February 2016

5820 is back in service after last weekend's difficulties, and will be taking the steam service this weekend.

Locomotive Roster for Weekday 15th – 19th February 2016

Posted: 14 February 2016

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.

February 2016 Half-Term

Posted: 11 February 2016

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.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 13th & 14th February 2016

Posted: 8 February 2016

It's as you were this weekend, with 5820 on the steam hauled services and the diesel railbus taking the diesel turns.

BBC’s ‘Holiday of My Lifetime’ – Lisa Riley

Posted: 1 February 2016

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'.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 6th & 7th February 2016

Posted: 1 February 2016

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.