Diesel Gala

Once again, in 2020, Diesel Locomotives will return to the Worth Valley for a 3 day event where our home fleet will take centre stage alongside a range of visiting locomotives.

In the current climate of uncertainty we are continually reviewing the Diesel Gala and will be able to confirm the status of the event at the end of May.

2020 Diesel Gala | Friday 26th – Sunday 28th June

All the details of this event will be announced in due course, but passengers will be able to enjoy an intensive timetable, with early evening trains on the Friday & Saturday and the 3 days this will include plenty of Express and Shuttle trains.

Each of our main sets will include a Real Ale bar serving a selection of Real Ale from local breweries, with hot and cold drinks also being served for you to enjoy during your journey with us.

And for the first time at our Diesel Gala, our newly opened Cafe Bar & Restaurant at Keighley Station, the Old Parcels Office, will be open from early morning, serving breakfast, throughout the day serving light lunches and from 12.00 until early evening, providing a full restaurant service to satisfy the most discerning hungry enthusiast.

Visiting & Home Fleet Locomotives

With discussion between locomotive owning groups and the Gala planning team taking place, we are aiming to bring something to the KWVR, catering for a variety of enthusiast tastes.

British Railways Diesel Hydraulic ‘Warship’ Class, D821 ‘Greyhound’

With thanks to the Diesel Traction Group at the Severn Valley Railway, Swindon built Diesel Hydraulic locomotive D821 ‘Greyhound’.

Built in 1960 as part of the British Railways modernisation plan, D821 is one of the two preserved Warship class locomotives from the original 38 built by BR at Swindon Works. ‘Greyhound’ is based on the Severn Valley Railway and is used throughout their running season

British Railways Diesel Electric ‘Deltic’ Class 55, 55 019 ‘Royal Highland Fusilier’

With thanks to the Deltic Preservation Society (DPS), built by English Electric ‘Deltic’ 55 019 ‘Royal Highland Fusilier’.

Entering service with BR in December 1961, D9019 was another locomotive introduced as part of the British Railways modernisation plan. 22 members of the class were built for high-speed express passenger services on the East Coast Main Line between London Kings Cross, Edinburgh and Leeds. Renumbered 55 019 in the BR renumbering scheme of the late 1970s, the locomotive was withdrawn in 1981, purchased by the DPS and is now operational on the mainline from their base at Barrow Hill Roundhouse.

Alongside the visitors, the home fleet of diesels which will be running as follows:

Keep an eye oput on the KWVR website and social media for details of further visiting locomotives which will be announced very soon!!

Trade Stands

  • Bufferbeam – The Bufferbeam team will be joining us on Oxenhope Platform selling a range of Railway Memorabilia ranging from Polo-shirts to Mugs.They will also be bringing along a ‘Rail Riders’