The Steam Gala

The Steam Gala Extravaganza

The Steam Gala returns in 2024 and will take place across four steam-packed days after the success of the 2023 gala. Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th March,

You’ll be able to ride behind our guest locomotives and our home fleet across the four days, with intensive passenger service running on the railway. Across the traction-packed weekend, there’ll be a goods train demonstration and special double-headed trains.

Guest locomotives

4079 Great Western Railway
4073 Class Pendennis Castle

The Castle Class 4-6-0 is one of the most celebrated locomotive types of the former Great Western Railway. The prototype, No.4073 ‘Caerphilly Castle’ rolled out of Swindon Works in August 1923, the first of a series that remained in production right up to 1950. No.4079 ‘Pendennis Castle’ was the seventh of 171 Castles built and was completed at Swindon in February 1924.

‘Pendennis Castle’s’ claim to fame dates from 1925 when the GWR lent the locomotive to the London & North Eastern Railway for trials against Sir Nigel Gresley’s mighty new Pacifics exemplified by No.4472 ‘Flying Scotsman’. Working 16-coach trains on the East Coast main line from Kings Cross, the stalwart Castle covered itself in soot and glory, thoroughly out-performing its larger competitors. Her exploits were the talk of every schoolboy in Britain and the GWR rather cheekily sent ‘Pendennis Castle’ to stand alongside ‘Flying Scotsman’ at the 1925 British Empire Exhibition at Wembley with a notice proclaiming her to be the most powerful passenger express locomotive in Britain.

6990 Great Western Railway
6959 Class Witherslack Hall

The prototype of the Halls was the rebuilding of No. 2925 “Saint Martin’ in 1925 with 6’0″ diameter wheels instead of the standard 6’8” driving wheels. The first order was for 80 engines of which the first 14 were sent to work the extremely difficult main line through Cornwall, and, by the time F. W. Hawksworth had taken over as Chief Mechanical Engineer of the GWR, 259 Halls were in service. Hawksworth modified the design to use a higher temperature superheat and a further 71 locomotives were built to the modified design. The modifications enabled them to cope with the variable quality of the coal available after the end of the war, and many of them were used almost exclusively on passenger services. As one of the latest engines in the batch turned out of Swindon immediately after Nationalisation, No. 6990 was chosen to take part in the Locomotive Exchanges of 1948. The tender built with ‘Witherslack Hall’, number 4049 and lettered British Railways was swapped with GWR liveried tender from number 6997 on the 17th April 1948 for the exchanges. Due to clearance problems, the only non-GW route over which the engine could run, was the Great Central from Marylebone to Manchester. It is quite appropriate, therefore, that it should have been restored at Loughborough. It was also used in the trials between Bristol and Plymouth.

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The Working Timetables are available to view below and will be available in The Steam Gala Booklet for valid ticket holders.

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a –

Arrival Time

d –

Departure Time

x –

Request Stop. To board a train, inform the station staff. To alight from a train, inform the Train Guard before the train leaves the previous station.

X –

Connections with National Rail services to Leeds, Bradford, Skipton & beyond

 –

Alight at Ingrow for Rail Story museums & exhibitions.

+ –

Real Ale Bar Car conveyed on this train serving teas, coffees, soft drinks, real ale, wine and spirits. A selection of snacks and confectionery is available too.

LOCOMOTIVES

6990

Great Western Railway 6959 Class ‘Witherslack Hall’

4079

Great Western Railway 4073 Class ‘Pendennis Castle’

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British Railways Standard 4

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British Railways Standard 2

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LMS Class 2MT

1054

London and North Western Railway ‘Coal Tank’

85

Taff Vale Railway Class 02

52044

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Class 25

TRAIN TYPES AND SETS

JUB

6 coach train with Jubilee Bar & Buffet Car.

RMB

6 coach train with Bar & Buffet Car.

SHU

2 coach train.

GDS

Goods train, for demonstration purposes, not for public use.

PASS

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XP

Passenger train with limited stops, not calling at all stations.

SHU

Shuttle service between Keighley & Ingrow West

LE

Light engine, not for public use

ECS

Empty coaching stock, not for public use.


The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserves the right to alter these when operational circumstances dictate.

HOME FLEET

As steam drew close, British Railways made one last attempt to improve its steam fleet. In 1961 ‘Bahamas’ was chosen by BR for its very last experiment; the culmination of steam power development started with ‘Rocket’ in the 19th century.

Rather than being sent for scrap, however, the loco remained at the back of the shed until purchased by the Stockport (Bahamas) Locomotive Society in mid-1967. The engine then moved to the Hunslet Engine Company in Leeds for overhaul and was restored to service in LMS Crimson Lake Livery.

When steam was allowed back onto the mainline by British Rail, ‘Bahamas’ was one of the selected few engines to grace the new steam scene and, between 1972 and 1994, operated many rail tours across the national network. Retired from mainline duty, the engine ran on preserved lines until its boiler certificate expired when the locomotive was committed to Oxenhope Exhibition shed as a static exhibit.

Work progressed to the point that on the 28th of September, 2018, a fully restored and resplendent 45596 steamed at Tyseley. Returning to Ingrow early in 2019, ‘Bahamas’ made its mainline debut on the 9th of February, hauling a sell-out commemorative special from Oxenhope to Carlisle, its first mainline outing since 1994. The feat was repeated a week later on the 16th of February, their success raising hopes of future Oxenhope – Carlisle excursions, followed by participation in the Spring Steam Gala in March. On the 29th of March 2019, a special rededication ceremony took place at Ingrow West to officially relaunch ‘Bahamas’ back into traffic. Later in the year, ‘Bahamas’ was operating on the mainline around the Midlands.

Purchased by two pioneering members of the KWVR directly from British Railways, it arrived on the Worth Valley, where it was painted maroon and, along with USA Tank No. 30072, double-headed the “Re-opening Special” in June 1968.

This locomotive class was designed by H.G. lvatt in 1946 for the London Midland & Scottish Railway. lvatt had been very impressed with American locomotive designs used in this country during the Second World War, especially with labour-saving devices such as grease lubrication of the engine’s motion and a rocking grate in the firebox. This latter feature, for example, meant the crews did not have to use a long-handled shovel to “paddle out” the fire. He also designed the engines with repair and maintenance in mind, making most of the motion and pipework easily accessible to crew and fitters.

41241 arrived at Keighley under its own power in 1967 in good running order, having been in storage at Skipton shed since its earlier withdrawal from service. It is perhaps the most typical original branch line engine on the KWVR, making it an ideal motive power for the railway.

When the engine arrived on the Worth Valley it was painted maroon and, along with USA Tank No. 30072, double-headed the “Re-opening Special” on 29th June 1968. Resplendent in its distinctive red livery, 41241 wrote itself into Worth Valley folklore on the Re-opening Special. Although coming to the end of steam on the national network, operating ex-BR locomotives in BR livery was forbidden. The choice of livery decided upon was the non-authentic, but appropriate crimson, reflecting its LMS lineage.

41241 became a regular sight over the coming months and years, carrying the same in-house red livery. Passing into KWVR ownership, in the early ’70s, 41241 was a stalwart performer culminating in 1975 with its last outing onto the mainline, from Keighley to Shildon, Co. Durham for Stockton and Darlington 125 celebrations.

This engine became subject to one of the earliest private locomotive purchase schemes established in the country and was one of the earliest arrivals on the nascent KWVR. It was bought outright initially by Mr Tony Cox and kept at Retford, Nottinghamshire. When Mr Cox became secretary of the nascent Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in the West Riding of Yorkshire, he brought the engine to the Worth Valley, arriving in March 1965, three years before opening. Affectionately known as ‘The Green Dragon’ in ‘The Railway Children’ film, 957.

The engine has a long list of film and television credits and is probably best known for its appearance in the 1970 feature film ‘The Railway Children’ when, in green livery, it gained the unofficial name of the ‘Green Dragon’. The engine has also featured in BBC’s ‘Born and Bred’ and the remake of ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’.

Having been the show star in 1970, it wasn’t long before its age took its toll, and it was taken out of traffic in 1975. It remained sidelined until a bequest came to the locomotive’s rescue. Now owned by the Bowers 957 Trust, the locomotive returned to full working order in 2001 following an overhaul costing £150,000. On withdrawal at the expiration of its boiler certificate, 957 was put aside at Oxenhope in 2012. In 2016, the locomotive was moved to Haworth and overhauled in time for the 51st anniversary of The Railway Children in 2021.

The locomotive will appear at the Steam Gala in British Railways Black livery as 52044.

The Standard Four Locomotive Society rescued 75078, the 21st departure from Barry Scrap Yard. 75078 arrived on the KWVR in June 1972, and restoration was completed in 1977 and operates today after successive overhauls, the last completed in October 2022.

After the nationalisation of Britain’s railways (from 1st January 1948), there were several exchange trails of locomotives from the LMS, LNER, GWR, and Southern Railway over each of the former company’s lines which led to the development of several new classes of locomotives. The classes were intended for medium-sized passenger, and freight turns with the advantage of low axle loading allowing the widest possible route availability. The Standard 4 class 4-6-0 had the edge over the 2-6-4T design thanks to the extra coal and water capacity it could carry. It also proved popular amongst footplate crews.

Completed in 1956, 75078 is one of a class of 80 engines built to a standard British Railways design and is from a batch supplied to the Southern Region. As this region did not have any water troughs, it is attached to a tender with a larger capacity for water and coal than others of its class. In addition, it is fitted with a double blast pipe and chimney for better power outputs with more economic returns in coal and water consumption.

Without the outbreak of war 1054 (then LMS no. 7799) would have been visiting the breakers as it was withdrawn from service on the day before war was declared. With a need for motive power, 7799 was restored to service and lasted for another 19 years. When eventually withdrawn, the locomotive was bought privately before passing to the National Trust and eventually handed to the Bahamas Locomotive Society for safekeeping.

Built for service in the Welsh Valleys north of Cardiff, no. 85 was deemed surplus to requirements at the time of the grouping in 1923 and was withdrawn by the Great Western Railway in 1927. In 1929, now numbered 426, it made the long journey north to the Durham coalfields, where it remained in service, as NCB no. 52, until 1968.

Salvation came in 1970 when 85 was bought by the KWVR and brought to Haworth for a new life on passenger services.

Encouraged by the progress made with the rebuild of 75078, the Standard 4 Locomotive Society returned to Barry in 1975, purchasing 78022, a locomotive ideally suited to the Worth Valley branch. It was offloaded at Haworth on the 11th of June 1975 and laid aside to await the day when restoration would begin, although it was another 18 years before this locomotive was restored to running order.

After laying untouched in Haworth Yard, 78022 was eventually the recipient of an extensive restoration from Barry condition, completed in 1993; the locomotive proved popular with footplate crews capable of handling five coach services on off-peak turns of duty.

Having languished at Oxenhope since withdrawal in 2003, 78022 came to the head of the overhaul queue in 2015 and was moved to Haworth, where stripping commenced to determine the required work. That work has been thorough, and this useful locomotive returned to service in November 2018 in a lined-out BR green livery.

shed tours

Across the Gala weekend, you will encounter the excitement and nostalgia of the Locomotive works, with its exclusive sounds and smells; get up close to our fleet of Steam and Diesel locomotives with knowledgeable commentary from your experienced guide.

The tour involves walking on uneven and slippery surfaces and includes steps. For this reason, it is not suitable for those with mobility problems. Regretfully, open-toed shoes are not permitted.  Access to the sheds is only allowed for authorised groups who must always remain together.

Please be aware that this is both a hazardous and a working environment; children under 16, therefore, MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult. Due to yard restrictions and operating requirements, tours may have to be curtailed or cancelled without notice.

Tours start from Haworth Station Booking Hall, and a Tour Guide will gather the group outside the station before walking to the Yard; approximate tour start times are 10:00, 10:45, 11:40, 12:30, 13:30 & 14:20.


Haworth Shed Tours will begin shortly after the arrival of each service from Keighley, meeting inside at the Booking Hall, Haworth.
Tickets for the tour cost £5.00 and can be booked online below.

BRAKE VAN RIDE

Experience the Railway from the back Guards Van on the Goods Train.

The Brake Van Ride is returning to the Steam Gala, and you’ll get a picture-perfect view of the railway. You’ll journey in the 56287 Southern Railway Goods Brake Van ‘Queen Marys’ owned by The Bahamas Locomotive Society—more details to follow.

Lancashire & Yorkshire carriages

Over the Steam Gala Weekend, you’ll be able to relive the Golden Age of travel by boarding one of the historic Lancashire & Yorkshire carriages for a steam-hauled journey along the Worth Valley. Two of the L&Y Trust’s carriages will be in use during the gala; on the timetable, they are in the ‘Set’ marked as ‘JUB’, while there is no set supplement to travel in the Club Car, donations towards the upkeep of the vehicles are very much appreciated

1474 LYR Brake Third

LYR 1474 Hughes taper-end Brake Third was built in 1910 at Newton Heath Works. Bogie Brake Third has five passenger compartments and a Guard and luggage compartment.

47 Blackpool Club Carriage

L&YR no. 47, this Blackpool Club Car was built in 1912 for the exclusive use of businessmen commuting between Blackpool and Manchester. It ended its working life in 1951, being sold for use as a cricket pavilion and then brought to the Railway by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust in 1993 where a full restoration was completed in 2011. No. 47 is an excellent example of an executive saloon, complete with real leather seating and a handcrafted interior.

ticket and EVENT INFORMATION

The best ticket for your visit will be our Four Day Rover, which gives you all-day travel across the gala weekend and entry into the Museums at Ingrow West. 1, 2 & 3 Day tickets will also be available.

Return tickets will be available for the full length of the line.

FOUR DAY ROVER

TICKETADVANCEON THE DAY
Adult£95.00£100.00
Concession£81.00£85.00
Child (5 – 15)£47.50£50.00
Under 5FreeFree
One Adult & One Child£119.00£125.00
Member – Adult£68.50£72.00
Member – Concession£57.00£60.00
Member – Child (5 – 15)£33.50£35.00
TICKETADVANCEON THE DAY
Adult£76.50£80.50
Concession£65.00£68.50
Child (5 – 15)£38.50£40.50
Under 5FreeFree
One Adult & One Child£95.50£100.50
Member – Adult£55.00£58.00
Member – Concession£46.00£48.50
Member – Child (5 – 15)£27.00£28.50
TICKETADVANCEON THE DAY
Adult£58.00£61.00
Concession£49.00£51.50
Child (5 – 15)£29.00£30.50
Under 5FreeFree
One Adult & One Child£72.50£76.00
Member – Adult£41.50£43.50
Member – Concession£34.50£36.00
Member – Child (5 – 15)£20.00£21.00
TICKETThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Adult£28.00£34.00£34.00£32.00
Concession£24.00£29.00£29.00£27.00
Child (5 – 15)£14.00£17.00£17.00£16.00
Under 5FreeFreeFreeFree
One Adult & One Child£35.00£42.50£42.50£40.00
Member – Adult£20.00£24.50£24.50£23.00
Member – Concession£17.00£20.50£20.50£19.00
Member – Child (5 – 15)£10.00£12.00£12.00£11.00
TICKETThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Adult£29.50£35.50£35.50£33.50
Concession£25.00£30.50£30.50£28.50
Child (5 – 15)£14.50£18.00£18.00£17.00
Under 5FreeFreeFreeFree
One Adult & One Child£37.00£44.50£44.50£42.00
Member – Adult£21.00£25.50£25.50£24.00
Member – Concession£18.00£21.50£21.50£20.00
Member – Child (5 – 15)£10.50£12.50£12.50£11.50
FULL LINE RETURNON THE DAY
Adult£17.00
Concession£14.50
Child (5 – 15)£8.50
Under 5Free
One Adult & One Child£21.50
Member – Adult£12.00
Member – Concession£10.00
Member – Child (5 – 15)£6.00

Please note that this gala will not have reserved seating whether you buy online or on the day (except for coach parties).  All customers will need to choose their seat once they have boarded the train or speak to staff if you have any queries.

Standard Booking Ts & Cs apply.

  • Members’ Free tickets are withdrawn.
  • Heritage Railway Association passes and free travel for reciprocal organisations cannot be used as normal – Member-priced tickets are charged.
  • Local Residents Railcards discount is amended – the member price is charged on the day.
  • Break of Journey on Single / Return tickets is not permitted, except that Full Line Return ticket holders may only break their journey at Haworth.
  • Carer / Wheelchair user discounts are available as normal.
  • Other promotions/discounts are not available.
  • Complimentary ticket vouchers are not valid unless they are printed as being issued for the gala itself.

Car parks are available at five of the KWVR stations, and for the benefit of satellite navigation system users, the KWVR station addresses & postcodes are:

  • KEIGHLEY – Keighley Railway Station, Station Bridge, Keighley, BD21 4HP
  • INGROW – Ingrow Railway Station, South Street, Ingrow, Keighley, BD21 5AX
  • OAKWORTH – Oakworth Railway Station, Station Road, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 0DZ
  • HAWORTH – The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth, Keighley, BD22 8NJ
  • OXENHOPE – Oxenhope Railway Station, Station Road, Oxenhope, Keighley, BD22 9LB

You can find more information about getting the railway in the dedicated travel section.

The Railway is pleased to welcome all dogs and their owners onto our Steam Gala Trains, subject to their owners ensuring that their dogs do not cause a distraction to the operation of the train or inconvenience and difficulties to fellow passengers. In addition, dogs are not allowed onto carriage seats.

In the opinion of the Station Master or Guard, if a dog is not in the control of its owner and is causing problems, the Station Master or Guard may, at their discretion, request the dog be taken away from the Railway’s premises or removed from the train at the next available station or be cared for by its owner in a more appropriate area away from other passengers.

However, dogs are NOT allowed in carriages where food is served, for example.