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’
We are delighted to announce, with thanks to the Diesel Traction Group at the Severn Valley Railway, that our first guest locomotive at the Diesel Gala will be 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
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!!
- 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’