The general consensus for the Winter Steam Gala is that, despite the setbacks with visiting and home fleet locomotives, the crews and staff of the Railway put on a fantastic show with good attendances and loads of happy faces around the line.
The locomotive for this weekend is uncertain depending on the outcome of current work on 2 locomotives. BR 5MT 4-6-0 75078 was withdrawn from the Gala, having failed its boiler test. However the problem has potentially been resolved and if the subsequent boiler test is successful, 75078 will be the train locomotive on Saturday and Sunday.
To add to the mix, the potential replacement, should 75078 require further work, is MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 but this locomotive returned from the Gala requiring some remedial attention which may be completed before the weekend. USATC S160 5820 will be on standby should none of the repairs be completed in time. The situation is fluid and whichever locomotive is rostered on the day the crews will put on a good show for all our visitors.
Once again the diesel service will be in the hands of diesel railbus M79964.
Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power is available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.