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Short Video of 2015 Winter Steam Gala

We have not featured a video from regular contributor Kenneth Baker for some time, but we put that right by featuring a sample video that gives the viewer a taste of the 2015 Winter Steam Gala at the end of February.

If you would like to see the full video presentation from Penny Steam, click HERE for Part 1 and HERE for Part 2 – in total over 70 minutes of passenger, double heading and freight steam action.

Coming soon, Worth Valley on Tour. Ken’s little dog, Penny, took him off to Llangollen to see 34092 ‘Wells’ and to the Severn Valley to see 90733 and 1054 on their vacation away from home metals. Images from many photographers who also attended and Ken’s take on proceedings will feature on the News site in the next few weeks.

2015 Winter Steam Gala – Gallery

As always the KWVR Galas are very popular with photographers and the 2015 Winter Steam Gala was no different. If submissions are a yardstick to measure popularity, then Friday was by far the most productive day. With the Pennine weather closing in on Sunday, the conditions were best described as ‘atmospheric’ as Gary Holmes’ image of 43924 and 34092 leaving Keighley testifies.

Here is a small selection of photographs taken across the 3 days and the full collection can be viewed by clicking HERE to see all the weekend’s images.

Our gallery photographs are courtesy of photographers Neil Harvey, Inspirational Images, Colin Smith, Chris King, Craig Elias, Richard Beckett, Ian Dixon, Gary Holmes, Matt Berry, Steve Boreham, Neil Colls, and Ralph Berry.

In addition we are delighted to preview, SAY Film Production’s DVD, the full version of which is available from Haworth shop  priced £12.95

COMING SOON

West Country Pacific 34092 ‘Wells’ has been on tour in Wales for the Llangollen Railway’s Steel, Steam & Stars IV, two weekend gala which raises funds for the 6880 Bretton Grange Society, builders of ‘new-build’  GWR ‘Grange Class 4-6-0 6880 Bretton Grange.

KWVR regular contributors have been at Llangollen in force with both cameras and video recorders and we will be bring you the best of their work as soon as their digital developing labs will allow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAY Films – 2015 Winter Steam Gala Video

KWVR_2015_WSG'-1Steam Around Yorkshire’s (SAY) 2014 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway DVD with over 1½ hours of top quality video footage is in our shops now,  priced at £12.95

With the Winter Steam Gala promising to be a festival of steam action, with pride of place going to the first Gala appearance since returning to traffic of 75078, SAY have already planned the launch of the video which will be released on 10th March priced and available from Haworth Shop shortly afterwards, priced at £12.95.

Here is a taster of what may be in store. BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078’s first official day back in traffic.

 

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Photo-shoot 2015 Winter Steam Gala Details

Bookings details: You can book your place on either of the photo shoots by calling Haworth Station 01535 640464, Monday to Friday only, when our office is staffed by our admin team.

Payment by credit/debit card over the phone or cheques made payable to KWVR and sent to Winter Steam Gala, The Railway Station, Haworth, Keighley, BD22 8NJ – all monies non-refundable.

Friday Evening photo shoot

Evening Parcel Goods ‘up the line’. On the Friday evening we will be running a small demonstration goods train using MR 4F 43924. The night will start at Keighley where photographers will have approximately 20-25 minutes. The train will then travel to Ingrow, Haworth and Oxenhope, time permitting, with approximately 30 minutes at each station.
The train will be ‘short’ parcel goods.
Places will be limited. £25 per person (non refundable).

Sunday Morning ‘Mini Charter’

On Sunday morning we will be running SR West Country 34092 “Wells” and BR Standard 4 75078 in a “Pines Express” theme with our rake of BR MK1 Maroon coaches. The train will have full use of the line for 1 hour before the service starts and the opportunity to use the main locations around Oakworth, Mythomes and ‘the mound’ will be taken. In the event of a loco failure, 43924 will substitute for either loco, still giving us the Somerset & Dorset theme.
Places will be limited. £25 per person (non refundable).

NB: Sunday Charter. Participants will need to be mobile, as this will include exiting from the train at lineside locations.
NB: BR Standard 4 75078 is returning to traffic at this event and will be sporting unlined BR Black and ‘cycling lion’ crest. This livery will be carried until the locomotive is run in.

Working timetables will be published prior to the vent.

Featured image: Neil Harvey

Photographic Opportunities for 2015 Winter Steam Gala

As with Gala events before, we are offering photographic events on both Friday Evening and Sunday Morning.

Friday Evening photo shoot

43924&90733-140306'1-IIEvening Goods/Parcels ‘up the line’. On the Friday evening we plan to run a small demonstration goods train using either MR 4F 43924 (LMS Black 5 45305 will not available). The night will start at Keighley where photographers will have approximately 20-25 minutes. The train will then travel to Ingrow, Haworth and Oxenhope, time permitting, with approximately 30 minutes at each station.
We hope to be able to marshall a demonstration Parcels train using our LMS 50ft Mail van, plus a selection of 12T box and Brake vans. If not, a ‘local branch goods will be used.
Places will be limited. £25 per person (non refundable).

Sunday Morning ‘Mini Charter’

43924&34092-140815'2A-RLOn Sunday morning a second charter will operate. We plan to use SR West Country 34092 “Wells” + BR Standard 4 75078 in a “Pines Express” theme with our rake of BR MK1 Maroon coaches. The train will have full use of the line for 1 hour before the service starts and the opportunity to use the main locations around Oakworth, Mythomes and ‘the mound’ will be taken. In the event of a loco failure, 43924 will substitute for either loco, still giving us the Somerset & Dorset theme.
Places will be limited. £25 per person (non refundable).

Booking details will follow shortly and will be taken on a ‘first come, first served’.

NB: Sunday Charter. Participants will need to be mobile, as this will include exiting from the train at lineside locations.
NB: BR Standard 4 75078 is returning to traffic at this event and will be sporting unlined BR Black and ‘cycling lion’ crest. This livery will be carried until the locomotive is run in.

Featured image: Steve Boreham. Photos: Top, Inspiring Images. Bottom, Robin Lush.