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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.
We are now accepting applications from KWVR members and photo permit holders for the special 'Flying Scotsman' lineside permit which all photographers will have to have during the 7 days the locomotive is hauling trains along the Worth Valley branch
The Winter Steam Gala will now feature 4 locomotives in addition to our home fleet. To add to previously announced 61264 and 13065, for 1½ days we will be host to two ex-LMS 'Black 5s', our own 45212 and Ian Riley's 45407.
No. 85 has operated every steam service throughout January and will once again provide steam power over the weekend.
Taff Vale 0-6-2T no. 85 will be out on the mainline once again this weekend for its 3rd outing this year.
In February 2016 a landslip north of Appleby closed the Settle to Carlisle railway. Over a year later, at a cost of over £23 million, the line re-opens at the end of March. To commemorate this significant event, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway are running a special train hauled by the most famous locomotive in the world, the ' Flying Scotsman'.
It is "as you were" on the branch this weekends with 85 on the steam turn and the diesel railbus, M79964, operating the early morning diesel service on Saturday and all day Sunday.