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It will be 5820 on the steam service train at the weekend being joined on Saturday afternoon by 1704 'Nunlow' on its last duties before overhaul hauling the appropriately named 'Nunlow's Nightcap'. The midweek Wednesday diesel railcar service returns next week with our Class 101 diesel multiple unit operating all diesel services.
If repairs are completed in time, the Saturday and Sunday steam service will be in the capable hands of 5820 or 75078 in 5820's absence, with the Class 101 diesel multiple unit operating the Saturday and Sunday diesel services. The midweek steam service will be hauled by 43924.
Over the Easter weekend there is a two train service with 75078 and 5820 providing the steam power. From Tuesday 75078 continues at the head of the weekday passenger service.
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 midweek diesel railcar service, the last for a while as our Easter services start on Good Friday.
Following on from their successful 2 volumes looking at the Great Northern Lines in West Yorkshire, Alan Whitaker and Jan Rapacz turn their attention to the Midland Railway lines to the north of Bradford in a full colour book with many, previously unpublished, photographs of a lost railway scene.
With the Gala now over and 2 of the locomotives returned to base, it is back to normal on the KWVR. This weekend will see LMS 'Black 5' 44871 hauling the steam services and the diesel railcar M79964 on the weekend diesel service.
The Railway has reluctantly decided to cancel the diesel railcar service on Saturday, 3rd March. However the steam service, scheduled to operate behind BR Standard 4, 4-6-0 75078 will run on both days, weather permitting and the diesel service on Sunday.
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 midweek diesel railcar service which operates on Wednesday.
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.