2016 Winter Steam Gala Update

Being held over the weekend of 26th – 28th February up dated information is now available on the main KWVR website.

As previously announced the Gala should feature the return to the KWVR of LMS, class 5MT 4-6-0 45212, now nearing the end of its overhaul at Ian Riley Engineering at Bury, the Railway. The boiler has now gone back into the frames and the locomotive may still attend the Gala although, even if complete, mainline clearance may not be obtained in time for it to attend. In the event that 45212 is not completed in time, Ian Riley will be sending either of his mainline ‘Black 5’s’ 44871 or 45407 (seen here in tandem on the Settle & Carlisle Railway, 23/01/2016) , with the former currently in the frame.

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Further announcements will be made in due course, so keep tuned in to our website for further news of the Winter Steam Gala

2016 Winter Steam Gala Update

Being held over the weekend of 26th – 28th February up dated information is now available on the main KWVR website.

As advised, in addition to current operating locomotives from the home fleet, the Gala will feature:
The North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group’s LNER Peppercorn K1 2-6-0 62005 in this the 50th Anniversary year of NELPG.
Returning to the KWVR, LMS, class 5MT 4-6-0 45212, now nearing the end of its overhaul at Ian Riley Engineering at Bury, the Railway
Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2 tank no.85 (fully lined out in TVR livery for the first time in preservation)
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Unfortunately due to maintenance requirements on WD 2-8-0 90733, the locomotive will not now participate as originally advertised.

Further announcements will be made in due course, so keep tuned in to our website for further news of the Winter Steam Gala

2016 Winter Steam Gala Update

Being held over the weekend of 26th – 28th February, other than the regular home fleet, which will include for the first time since overhaul of Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2 tank no.85 (fully lined out in TVR livery for the first time in preservation) and the return to the KWVR of LMS, class 5MT 4-6-0 45212, now nearing the end of its overhaul at Ian Riley Engineering at Bury, the Railway is pleased to announce that the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group have agreed to send their LNER Peppercorn K1 2-6-0 62005 to the Railway for the Winter Steam Gala in February.

62005 will be joining us in 2016, a year in which the NELPG celebrates its 50th Annivsersary, being formed one year after the KWVR. The locomotive is a regular mainline performer, especially on The Jacobite train from Fort William to Mallaig and, like 45212, will arrive on the Railway via our mainline connection at Keighley.

NELPG-50-LOGO

Further announcements will be made in due course, so keep tuned in to our website for further news of the Winter Steam Gala