The Spring Gala has been hailed a great success by everyone that attended and the crews and railway volunteers certainly delivered what one person described as the best KWVR Gala he had attended.
However, all good things must come to end and our guest locomotives, 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’ and 53808 have returned by road to their respective home railways, the Great Central at Loughborough and the West Somerset Railway at Minehead respectively. However one guest locomotive has stayed behind and steam services will run on Saturday and Sunday, this weekend with Ian Riley’s LMS Class 5MT ‘Black 5’ 4-6-0 44871 as the motive power.
The weekend diesel service will once again have railbus M79964 providing the accommodation. However the Wednesday railcar service will see the Class 101 diesel multiple unit making a re-appearance after a while on the sidelines.
On Saturday the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with 44871 operating from 11.00 and on Sunday, the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15, working a two train service with the diesel railbus.
For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the main website.
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.