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Spring Steam Gala – Working Timetables

Posted: 1 March 2020

With the Spring Steam Gala just around the corner, the Working Timetables are available to download now. The public passenger timetables are available on the Timetables page of the website.

Spring Steam Gala News

Posted: 28 February 2020

Winter is certainly taking a very 'wet' hold on the countryside but this does not deter the organisers of the Spring Steam Gala, and we are delighted to announce that guest GWR 2-6-2T 4144 has arrived in good time and the timetables for the event are ready to view and download.

Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 29th February & Sunday 1st March 2020

Posted: 28 February 2020

This weekend sees the welcome return of 45212 at the head of steam services before we embark next weekend on the Spring Steam Gala. Once again the diesel service is in the hands of our diesel railbus M79964.

Class 144 ‘Pacer’ for KWVR

Posted: 24 February 2020

For a preserved railway, renowned for its collection of steam locomotives of an age gone by, a Class 144 'Pacer' may not seem an obvious candidate for preservation. However these diesel units deserve their place in preservation and the KWVR is an ideal location for that to take place.

Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2020

Posted: 21 February 2020

This weekend we welcome back 5820 at the head of steam services for the first time since December with the diesel service in the hands of our diesel railbus M79964.

Bridge 11 – Update

Posted: 21 February 2020

Bridge 11 is the subject of a £150,000 appeal to replace this ageing structure and on the 29th & 30th January the first major work too place, when the sections of the new bridge were moved from Ingrow to the site of the work.

Visiting Locomotive for Spring Steam Gala

Posted: 19 February 2020

We are delighted to announce, with thanks to the Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire, that our guest locomotive at the Spring Steam Gala will be Swindon built 'Prairie' 2-6-2T no. 4144.

Visiting Locomotive for June Diesel Gala

Posted: 19 February 2020

The KWVR are delighted to announce the first visiting diesel locomotive for the June Diesel Gala, ‘Warship’ Class, D821 'Greyhound'.

Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October & Weekdays to 21st February 2020

Posted: 13 February 2020

UPDATE: This weekend sees the start of the schools' half term with steam hauled passenger services running Saturday 15th to Friday 21st February. The service starts with 43924 hauling the steam service and diesel railbus M79964 taking the diesel turn. 78022 operates throughout the week with 41241 entering the fray for the Jurassic Specials on Wednesday and Thursday (deputising for 85).