It is with heavy hearts and regret that we have been informed today by our partners West Coast Railway Company that locomotive 4936 ‘Kinlet Hall’ has been declared out of gauge by Network Rail in the Keighley area and therefore will not be able to visit the Railway this weekend.
As you can appreciate we have a lot of plans already put together for the event which our volunteer organisers are now working hard to re-work timetables to bring to visitor’s to the event an interesting and stimulating Autumn Steam Spectacular.
No other visiting locomotives are available at such short notice for the event so our own locomotives will substitute for 4936. In addition, readers will know that due to bridge weakness in the Keighley area, the movement of West Country Pacific 34092 ‘Wells’ back to the Railway, has not been possible. It had been anticipated that the locomotive may return to the Railway via our main line connection but, in what can only be described as a double blow, we have now received confirmation that this will not be possible prior to the event.
Updated timetable, fares and information will follow shortly to reflect these changes. No further questions will be answered until the schedule for the event has been concluded.