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The Diesel & Ale Days first introduced on the 29th April have proved so popular, the Railway has added another to the Summer itinerary. Sulzer & Ale Day on the 5th August, in association with Goose Eye Brewery of Keighley, will celebrate the official re-launch into traffic of Class 25 diesel no. 25 059.
43924 heads the weekday service before 90733 is in operation on both days of the weekend along with 75078 at the head of the 2nd steam service on Sunday. Our Class 101 diesel multiple unit will operate the Saturday diesel service.
Visitors planning to visit our exciting Little Engines Gala this weekend may have been aware of a strike affecting Northern Rail services this Saturday and Sunday. Northern will be running train services to and from Keighley but to an amended timetable on Saturday and Sunday.
The Monday - Thursday steam service will have TVR no. 85 at the head before the locomotive joins the other "small" engines for the 3 day Small Engines Gala that runs from Friday 7th - Sunday 9th July.
Having previously announced 'Austerity' 0-6-0ST 71515 visiting from the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, we are delighted that a second 'small' engine will be coming to the Valley in the shape of LSWR 2-4-0WT 30587, courtesy of the Bodmin & Wenford Railway.
This week the steam service throughout the week will have 43924 at the head which will operate for 7 consecutive days. The first Vintage Sunday train of the year operated last week behind 1054 and returns again this Sunday.
With the daily steam service in full swing, you can enjoy a journey up the Valley Monday – Sunday every week until September. As an added bonus, this Saturday sees the popular Diesel & Ale Day when our diesel service will be formed of Mk.1 stock with on-train bar facilities sponsored by Old Spot Brewery and hauled by 25 059. The steam service through the week will have 75078 at the head. 90733 will operate over the weekend, joined by steam locomotive 1054 on Sunday when we start the first of our Vintage Train Sundays.
This weekend the standard weekend service will see 90733 in operation on both days and 75078 at the head of the 2nd steam service on Sunday. Our Class 101 diesel multiple unit will operate the Saturday diesel service.
With the daily steam service now commencing, you can enjoy a journey up the Valley Monday - Sunday every week until September. As an added bonus, the weekend sees the popular Steam & Ale Trail. 90733 will operate every day, joined by steam locomotive 43924 and by mainline diesels 20 031, 37 0785 and 25 059 at the weekend.