First images of ‘City of Wells’ ‘ big day

The photographers were out in force yesterday to witness the return of BR Southern Region West Country Pacific 34092 ‘City of Wells’ after a 25 year absence. We are delighted to report that the newly restored locomotive attracted high passenger numbers to the Railway and we will be featuring more of the images taken across both days of operation during the week when all the photographers have returned to their lairs.

For the time being here is a selection of first photographs to be received and watch out for more later.

Running round and ready for the off at Keighley
The climb out of Keighley
34092 continues up the grade
At Mytholmes and the approaches to Oxenhope
Arrival at the terminus and time to run round
Running round and away down the branch for another round trip.

Featured image: John Sagar

Photographs: 1, 8, 10 Kevin Jagger: 2, 3, 7 James Horrell; 4-6 Richard Beckett; 9, 11, 12 John Sagar

4 comments on “First images of ‘City of Wells’ ‘ big day

  1. Great day today, and quite a contrast between 1054 and 34092! Look forward to seeing 43924 double-heading with 34092 at the Autumn Gala.
    David Smith

  2. Thanks to the blog I was alerted to this this weekend and came up to see this iconic loco. Got a chance to update my work in Haworth office too!! Thanks for your continuing good work Brian Steele

    On Sunday, August 17, 2014, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway News (

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