Spring was a busy time on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway starting with Easter at the beginning of April. We introduced a new, once a month diesel locomotive service and over the Bank Holiday weekend, The Railway Children’s Weekend followed by the Haworth 1940s Weekend. Event organisers continued their hard work with a very successful 3 day visit to the Railway by the famous bear from Peru, Paddington, and our photographic look is back rounded off with West Country Pacific, 34092 ‘Wells’ drawing the crowds at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s Steam to West event. And we finish this Spring retrspective with two June videos, including the first Vintage Trains of the Summer.
With Summer well and truly upon us (hot sunshine and rain), it is time to look back and here is a small sample of the photographs of Spring on the Railway. There are more photographs of each event on Flickr, just follow each individual link, or see the whole comprehensive collection of images together on our Spring 2015 Review Flickr feed ⇒
Easter 2015 on Flickr⇒
11th April Diesel Locomotive Day
11th April Diesel Locomotive Day on Flickr⇒
1st – 3rd May : The Railway Children Weekend
The Railway Children Weekend on Flickr⇒
14th-16th May : Haworth 1940’s
Haworth 1940’s Weekend on Flickr⇒
26th – 28th May Paddington
Half-term was not so much about the trains as about a certain bear from Peru with appearances at Keighley and Oxenhope and activities at Ingrow.
Paddington Bear on Flickr⇒
34092 ‘Wells’ holiday at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
‘Wells’ at the GWR on Flickr⇒
7th June & Vintage Train Day 21st
We finish this look back at Spring with two videos. Steaming Around Yorkshire were once again in the Worth Valley for footage of the service trains on Sunday, 7th June and Penny Steam was on hand for the first Vintage Train on the very first day of Summer.