The latest important updates of news and events on the Railway.

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Virtual Locomotive Roster for Mid-Week 6th – 9th April & Good Friday 2020

Posted: 5 April 2020

Ready to take the strain this week, MR 0-6-0 43924 will be in action at the head of the weekday services with 5820 and 90733 handling the Good Friday two train service, aided in the morning by 20 031

Friday Quiz Night

Posted: 3 April 2020

Here at the KWVR, we are grateful for all the support we are receiving, but these are difficult times so we have been looking at how we can stay in touch, raise much needed funds for the Railway and have a good time.

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend 4th & 5th April 2020

Posted: 3 April 2020

With no real trains currently running on the KWVR, this weekend's roster is a virtual one based on the equivalent weekend in a past year. This week, 2015, and we have 34092 'City of Wells' returning from its new home on the East Lancashire Railway.

COVID-19 Up to date Situation

Posted: 25 March 2020

As a result of the continued situation with COVID-19 the KWVR is now closed until further notice. No passenger services will be operating for the foreseeable and all work on the Railway has now ceased

COVID-19 Update 19th March 2020

Posted: 19 March 2020

Having issued a statement on Tuesday, 17th March detailing the Railway's position in the current outbreak of Covid-19, with the situation deteriorating daily, the Railway has today issued a further press release, detailing our new position.

COVID-19 Update

Posted: 17 March 2020

The KWVR have released a press statement in relation to the worsening situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and are following UK Government guidelines to ensure the safety of our passengers, volunteers and staff.

Bridge 11 Update

Posted: 15 March 2020

Our last report focused on the delivery of the new bridge to Ingrow West Station and its subsequent movement to the site of this major project. Now the real work begins, when volunteers and contractors move on site on Monday 16th March.

Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March 2020

Posted: 12 March 2020

This weekend sees the last passenger service to cross the 115 year old Bridge 11, to the south of Ingrow Tunnel, before it is removed and replaced by a new bridge over the next few weeks. The honour of hauling the last train falls to 78022 with M79964 providing the early morning diesel service.

Second Visiting Locomotive for June Diesel Gala

Posted: 7 March 2020

The KWVR are delighted to announce the second visiting diesel locomotive for the June Diesel Gala, Class 55 'Deltic', no. 55 019 'Royal Highland Fusilier'. 55 019 now joins D821 alongside our Home locomotives, as part of our operating fleet.