A strong line up of ten locomotives will feature including the gala two Southern Region visitors and the first Gala appearance of the Railway’s Taff Vale railway 0-6-2T no. 85. As usual we will be offering a great mix of photographic opportunities, passenger and goods trains, with non stop runs and double headers – a classic Worth Valley Steam Spectacular!
British Railways Rebuilt Battle of Britain Pacific 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’ from the Severn Valley Railway.
34053 will be making her FIRST visit to another Heritage Railway. With thanks to Southern Locomotives Limited & Severn Valley Railway. She will make a fine sight alongside resident unrebuilt West Country Pacific 34092 ‘Wells’.
Southern Railway U Class 2-6-0 31806 from the Swanage Railway
Affectionately known as the “U-boat”, 31806 is owned by John Bunch and in the care of Swanage Railway and we are grateful for the locomotive being made available to us.
Locomotives from the Home fleet
• Taff Vale Railway O2 0-6-2T 85
• BR Standard 4MT 75078
• West Country Pacific 34092 ‘Wells’
• Midland 4F 43924
• WD 2-8-0 90733
• USATC S160 “Big Jim” No.5820
• LNWR Coal Tank 1054 – (Courtesy of Bahamas Loco society)
• Hudswell Clarke 1704 Nunlow – (Courtesy of Bahamas Loco society)
Groups from around the region will be displaying their varied layouts of different shapes and sizes.
The Railway will run intensively from 0830 most days into the early evening. Stations are gaslit during the evenings and give a night-time glow as your train rolls in.
A branch goods train will be in operation during the weekend and will be highlighted on the timetable for each day.
Steam gala weekends offer a rare chance to fly through our intermediate stations at full speed of 25mph on our non-stop services.
To start your day, Oxenhope buffet is opening especially early and will be serving bacon and sausage butties to get you off to a fine start to the day. So fill up your tenders and replenish your tanks with a good hearty roll and a hot drink to make sure your long day gets off to a good start.
That should keep you going until lunchtime when you can top up your reserves with some good honest Yorkshire pie and peas, washed down by hot drink or something from the on-board bar where hand pulled real ale will served all day.
Arriving at Keighley or no time to wait at Oxenhope, you can fill up with the usual light snacks from the kiosk but also on Saturday and Sunday we’ll be serving the hot butties and pie and peas there as well.
Enthusiast Photo Events
Detail to be announced