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This weekend the virtual standard weekend service will see 75078 in operation on both days and 1054 on the vintage train service on Sunday. 90733 will head the virtual Wednesday - Friday service.
Further to the announcement on Thursday 28th May of the cancellation of the June Diesel Gala due to the Covid-19 public health crisis, we can today, 1st June, provide an update on our current situation in regards to our passenger trains and special events.
Planning is well advanced to re-open the Railway later in 2020, but we would like to know your views so we reopen a Railway that will give you, our passengers, an enjoyable, safe and stress-free experience. Please take our Passenger Survey by following the link below.
Who does not shed a quiet tear when Jenny Agutter cries "Daddy, daddy" on Oakworth platform in the 1970s film of 'The Railway Children". With celebrations to mark 50 years since the making of the iconic film on hold, 'Bobby' gives her backing to the 'Worth Saving' Appeal.
The weekend's virtual steam service will be hauled along the Valley by 78022 on Saturday. Sunday sees a 2 steam train service, 78022 being joined by 43924. The Diesel & Ale service will operate on Saturday with 20 031, and steam returns on Wednesday with 43924.
It is with considerable regret that, due to the ongoing Covid-19 public health crisis, the planned Diesel Gala, due to take place 26th – 28th June has been cancelled.
Three locomotives will share the virtual services over the May half-term. 75078 assisted by 90733 on services Saturday to Monday with 43924 taking over Tuesday - Friday. Plus mainline diesel haulage on Saturday with 37 075.
The 'Worth Saving' Appeal was launched to raise funds to combat the devastating effects of COVID-19, it's aim to raise a minimum of £200,000. There's a long way to go but we are delighted that we have reached a milestone with the half of the target reached today. Let's keep the momentum going and keep the pressure up to reach the top.
Journeying back to 2014, when this weekend celebrated the 1940s with Haworth 1940s Weekend when 5820 and 90733 took centre stage in Haworth Yard for a dedication service conducted by the Rector of Haworth, going on to head the weekend's passenger services with 37 075 taking the morning diesel service.