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Diesel & Ale Saturday

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Diesel & Ale Saturday

July 9 @ 12:01 am - 7:30 pm

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One event on September 10, 2022 at 12:01 am

Real Ale & Heritage Diesel Days!

If you love diesel locomotives and ale, this is the perfect event for you. On Saturday 9th July & Saturday 10th September, we will be running a diesel locomotive hauled service throughout the day, featuring either our Class 37 or Class 20, when we will serve you the finest cask ales from our on-train bar, as you travel through the Bronte countryside in our Standard class open carriages.

This will run in addition to our regular steam hauled service.

We’ll be featuring Worth Valley Pale, An award winning Golden Pale Ale, creamy and silky smooth. Carries a clean malt aftertaste with a fruity hop character and mild bitterness. Other guest beers will be available, along with all the usual hot & cold drinks from the on-train bar.

Heritage Diesel Locomotives

Class 37 Diesel Electric No. 37 075

Introduced in 1959, the Class 37 (British Railways Type 3) has outlasted almost all the other classes of mainline locomotives introduced as part of the BR modernisation plan of 1955.

During its ‘national service’ life, 37 075 was allocated to nine different locations but as some were visited on more than one occasion, the total number of moves was 13. And that nomadic life continued into preservation with Haworth being its fifth location.

Arriving on the KWVR in 2012, 37 075 was purchased by a consortium of KWVR volunteers and moved it to Haworth. The largest Diesel Locomotive on the railway also found on fame on the small screen, masquerading as Class 40 D326, in BBC drama ‘The Great Train Robbery’.

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Class 20 Diesel Electric No. 20 031

228 Type 1 diesel electric diesel locomotives were produced, introduced in 1957, examples of the class, 63 years after first manufacture, can still be seen across the network, usually working as pairs.

The engine spent time at several sheds in England; Nottingham, Stratford (London), York, Gateshead, lmmingham, Tinsley (Sheffield), lmmingham and Toton.20 031 first came out of service at Toton Depot in September 1989 only to be returned to traffic in November 1989 before being finally withdrawn in 1990.

The engine was purchased by a private consortium of KWVR members for use on the Worth Valley branch and the engine arrived at Haworth in August 1992. Since it’s arrival 20 031 has been useful employed, hauling early morning services and assisting the Civil Department in their duties.

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