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Locomotive Roster for the Autumn Steam Spectacular and Wednesday 12th October 2016

As announced the line up for the Autumn Steam Spectacular Friday 7th – Sunday 9th October has been finalised and the guest locomotives have now arrived. SR ‘Battle of Britain’ Pacific 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’ was the first to arrive after night had fallen over Ingrow. Today 34053 was followed by GWR ‘Manor’ Class 4-6-0 7822 ‘Foxcote Manor’

Supporting the guest locomotives are the ‘Home Fleet’
• BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078
• WD 2-8-0 90733
• Midland 4F 0-6-0 43924
• USATC S160 2-8-0 “Big Jim” No.5820
• LNWR 0-6-2 ‘Coal Tank’ 1054 (Courtesy of Bahamas Loco society)
• Taff Vale Railway O2 0-6-2T 85
• Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T 1704 ‘Nunlow (Courtesy of Bahamas Loco society)
• Grafton Steam Crane will be in steam and operating in Oakworth Yard

Full details and passenger timetables are available on the main KWVR website. Follow this link for the enthusiasts working timetable.

The mid-week diesel railbus service will once again be in the hands of the Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the timetable page.

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power and coaching stock are available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

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Locomotive Roster for Weekend 6th & 7th August and all next week to Friday 12th August 2016

WD 2-8-0 90733 has worked throughout this week and continues throughout the weekend only to be relieved of its duties on Monday when MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 takes over and heads the weekday steam service.

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This weekend sees the penultimate Vintage Train Sunday when our more venerable locomotives and rolling stock are allowed to stretch their legs on the main line. Once again the line-up will be:

TVR 0-6-2T no. 85 will head the ‘main’ Vintage Set which will be formed of four coaches, comprising coaches from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust and Vintage Carriages Trust:
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Club Car, no. 47
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 6-wheel 3rd Class coach, no. 1507
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Brake 3rd, no. 1474
Metropolitan Railway Brake 3rd, no. 427

The ‘shuttle’ Vintage Set hauled by LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ will once again consist of two carriages from the Vintage Carriages Trust fleet:
Great Northern Railway 6-wheel Brake, no. 589
Southern Railway ‘Chatham’ Brake, no. 3554

The Class 101 DMU will operate the Saturday and Sunday morning diesel service.

For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the timetable page.

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power and coaching stock are available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

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Locomotive Roster for Weekend 30th & 31st July and all next week to Friday 5th August 2016

This weekend is the 5th of our series of Vintage Train Sundays when our more venerable locomotives and rolling stock are allowed to stretch their legs on the main line.

TVR 0-6-2T no. 85 will head the ‘main’ Vintage Set which will be formed of four coaches, comprising coaches from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust and Vintage Carriages Trust:
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Club Car, no. 47
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 6-wheel 3rd Class coach, no. 1507
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Brake 3rd, no. 1474
Metropolitan Railway Brake 3rd, no. 427

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The ‘shuttle’ Vintage Set hauled by LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ will once again consist of two carriages from the Vintage Carriages Trust fleet:
Great Northern Railway 6-wheel Brake, no. 589
Southern Railway ‘Chatham’ Brake, no. 3554

75078 has been in operation throughout the week but gives way to MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 to head the main timetable services throughout the weekend, with WD 2-8-0 90733 taking over for the weekday service.

As it is the last Saturday of the month, we will be operating a two train service all day with the relief train in the hands of one of our ‘big’ diesels. This Saturday English Electric Class 37 no. 37 075 will take a 4 coach set throughout the day. The Class 101 DMU will operate the Sunday morning diesel service.

For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the timetable page.

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power and coaching stock are available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

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Locomotive Roster for Weekend 16th & 17th July and all next week to Friday 22nd July 2016

This weekend is the 4th of our series of Vintage Train Sundays when our more venerable locomotives and rolling stock are allowed to stretch their legs on the main line.

TVR 0-6-2T no. 85 will head the ‘main’ Vintage Set which will be formed of four coaches, comprising coaches from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust and Vintage Carriages Trust:
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Club Car, no. 47
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 6-wheel 3rd Class coach, no. 1507
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Brake 3rd, no. 1474
Metropolitan Railway Brake 3rd, no. 427

The ‘shuttle’ Vintage Set hauled by LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ will once again consist of two carriages from the Vintage Carriages Trust fleet:
Great Northern Railway 6-wheel Brake, no. 589
Southern Railway ‘Chatham’ Brake, no. 3554

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BR Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 will head the main timetable services throughout the weekend, with the weekday service in the hands of MR 4F 0-6-0 43924.

The normal early morning diesel railbus is rested on Saturday and English Electric Class 20 no. 20 031 will take a locomotive hauled set on the morning diesel run before handing over to 75078. The Class 101 DMU will operate the Sunday morning diesel service.

For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the timetable page.

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power and coaching stock are available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

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Locomotive Roster for Weekend 2nd & 3rd July and all next week to Friday 8th July 2016

After the withdrawal from service of BR Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 at the weekend, the weekday service has been in the hands of MR 4F 0-6-0 43924.

However, it is anticipated that repairs will be completed in time for 75078 to resume duties on 1st July and will be the main steam locomotive Saturday and Sunday and throughout the week.

Sunday sees the third of our ‘Vintage Train’ days when TVR 0-6-2T no. 85 will head the ‘main’ Vintage Set which will be formed of four coaches, comprising coaches from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust and Vintage Carriages Trust:
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Club Car, no. 47
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 6-wheel 3rd Class coach, no. 1507
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Brake 3rd, no. 1474
Metropolitan Railway Brake 3rd, no. 427

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The ‘shuttle’ Vintage Set hauled by LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ will once again consist of two carriages from the Vintage Carriages Trust fleet:
Great Northern Railway 6-wheel Brake, no. 589
Southern Railway ‘Chatham’ Brake, no. 3554

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The normal early morning diesel railbus is rested on Saturday and English Electric Class 20 no. 20 031 will take the service set on the morning diesel run before handing over to 75078. The Class 101 DMU will operate the Sunday morning diesel service.

For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the timetable page.

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power and coaching stock are available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

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Locomotive Roster for Weekend 18th & 19th June and all next week to Friday 24th June 2016

The weekday service has been in the hands of MR 4F 0-6-0 43924.  43924 steps down for the weekend with WD 2-8-0 90733 to take charge of all steam services Saturday through to Friday. The morning diesel service will be provided by the Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

On Saturday we have a special timetable with our two Class 08 diesel shunters taking a rare turn on passenger duties. See our Class 08 Celebration event page for more details.

This weekend also features the second outing of the year of the Vintage Train on Sunday, supplemented once again by a vintage Keighley – Ingrow West shuttle. TVR 0-6-2T no. 85 will haul the full line service with LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ 1054 on the shuttles.

The ‘main’ Vintage Set will be formed of four coaches, comprising coaches from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust and Vintage Carriages Trust:
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Club Car, no. 47
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 6-wheel 3rd Class coach, no. 1507
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Brake 3rd, no. 1474
Metropolitan Railway Brake 3rd, no. 427

The ‘shuttle’ Vintage Set will consist of two carriages from the Vintage Carriages Trust fleet:
Great Northern Railway 6-wheel Brake, no. 589
Southern Railway ‘Chatham’ Brake, no. 3554

For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the timetable page.

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power and coaching stock are available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

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Vintage Trains Sunday 5th June 2016

Our popular Vintage Train Sundays – which operate on seven dates this year – start this Sunday, 5th June and will have a slightly different ‘look’ in 2016!

In order to create added interest this year, in addition to the standard 2-train service (with one set being formed of vintage stock), there are a series of additional Keighley-Ingrow shuttles in the main part of the day. Coaching stock will be drawn from coaches belonging to our partners the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust and Vintage Carriages Trust

The ‘main’ Vintage Set will be formed of four coaches, comprising:
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Club Car, no. 47
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 6-wheel 3rd Class coach, no. 1507
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Brake 3rd, no. 1474
Metropolitan Railway Brake 3rd, no. 427

The Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T no 85 is the rostered loco for these services throughout the summer

The ‘shuttle’ Vintage Set will consist of two carriages from the Vintage Carriages Trust fleet:
Great Northern Railway 6-wheel Brake, no. 589
Southern Railway ‘Chatham’ Brake, no. 3554

The shuttles will be worked by Bahamas Locomotive Society locomotives, either Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T side tank no. 1704 ‘Nunlow’ or LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ no. 1054. ‘Nunlow’ is the rostered locomotive for the first Sunday of this new venture.

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power and rolling stock are available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

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Autumn Steam Spectacular – First Day in Pictures

The Autumn Steam Spectacular started in fine sunny weather with a slight chill in the air. We are delighted to have received photographs, not just from regulars but also new contributors and below is a selection of those we have received so far. Just click on the photograph to view the slide show.

For these photographs and many more, look out for a full gallery of Gala photographs that will be published in our Flickr feed in the coming weeks. Please keep the images flowing in.

The day was not just for the adults, this little visitor found a new amusement around the turntable, but it was all too much for one of our regular volunteers who took solace in the buffet car at Oxenhope.

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Locomotive Roster Weekday 17th – 21st August & weekend 22nd – 23rd August

After a rest for a few weeks BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 is in action with the weekday service Monday to Friday. Plus the Vintage Tour Bus is in operation all week and returns on Sunday for the Haworth Station – Haworth Village – Oxenhope tour.

The USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 will return for the weekend main service train for Saturday and Sunday with the Class 101 DMU on the diesel service. On Sunday 5820 will be joined for the second week by LNWR ‘Coal tank’ 1054 for the last of this year’s vintage trains.

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.

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Locomotive Roster Week 10th – 14th August and weekend 15th & 16th August 2015

Having rested for a few weeks MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 is back at the head of the weekday service complemented by the Worth Valley Vintage Tour Bus. First train departs Oxenhope at 10.00 and the first bus leaves Haworth at 11.05.

On Saturday 43924 gives way to WD 2-8-0 90733 which will operate throughout the weekend being joined on Sunday once again by LNWR 0-6-2 ‘Coal Tank’ 1054 on the Vintage Trains passenger service. After last weeks diesel locomotive hauled trains, the morning diesel service is back in the capable hands of the Class 101 DMU.

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.

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2015 Autumn Steam Spectacular – Update

Due to unforeseen circumstances, it is with sadness that we are unable to welcome the planned visits of U Class 31806 and Rebuilt Battle Of Britain 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’ to our Autumn Steam Gala. This is because of restrictions currently in place on road access to the Railway following difficulties with a previous move. We are working hard to source a visiting locomotive that can arrive by rail. The Railway will release further updates as soon as locomotive details and moves are confirmed.

We are grateful to all the efforts of the local authority to solve this problem with us, but it is unlikely to be in time for the October gala.

Locomotives from the Home fleet

• Taff Vale Railway O2 0-6-2T 85 returns to traffic
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• BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 in fully lined out British Railways livery
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• West Country Pacific 34092 ‘Wells’
• Midland 4F 0-6-0 43924
• WD 2-8-0 90733
• USATC S160 2-8-0 “Big Jim” No.5820
• LNWR ‘0-6-2’ Coal Tank 1054 – (Courtesy of Bahamas Loco society)
• Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T 1704 Nunlow – (Courtesy of Bahamas Loco society)

Rolling Stock

Full BR corridor gangway set.
Full BR Maroon Suburban set (ex-Kings Cross) – unique to the KWVR
A Pullman style ‘Boat Train’ featuring our 1930s Pullman Cars ‘Ann’ & Mary’, plus coaches from the Vintage Carriages Trust
Demonstration Freight Trains

Trade Displays:

Groups from around the region will be displaying their varied layouts of different shapes and sizes.

Train Services:

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.

Freight Trains:

A branch goods train will be in operation during the weekend and will be highlighted on the timetable for each day.

Express Trains:

Steam gala weekends offer a rare chance to fly through our intermediate stations at full speed of 25mph on our non-stop services.

Catering:

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

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Locomotive Roster Week 20th – 24th July and weekend 25th & 26th July 2015

The railway is back to normal after last weeks filming assignment with WD 2-8-0 90733 at the head of a full all line service this week.  Each day the first steam train leaves Oxenhope at 10.00.

Over the weekend 90733 is replaced by MR 4F 43924 being joined on Sunday once again by LNWR 0-6-2 ‘Coal Tank’ 1054 on the Vintage Trains passenger service.

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.

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Spring 2015 in Photos

Spring was a busy time on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway starting with Easter at the beginning of April. We introduced a new, once a month diesel locomotive service and over the Bank Holiday weekend, The Railway Children’s Weekend followed by the Haworth 1940s Weekend. Event organisers continued their hard work with a very successful 3 day visit to the Railway by the famous bear from Peru, Paddington, and our photographic look is back rounded off with West Country Pacific, 34092 ‘Wells’ drawing the crowds at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s Steam to West event. And we finish this Spring retrspective with two June videos, including the first Vintage Trains of the Summer. Continue reading

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Locomotive Roster Week 13th – 17th July and weekend 18th & 19th July 2015

With trains operating on only 3 days this week (see details of the disruption to our services on the KWVR Website), 4F 0-6-0 43924 is in action  Monday & Tuesday. Wednesday is a top-&-tail service, WD 2-8-0 90733 at the south end with Class 20 20 031 at the Keighley end of the train on this Oxenhope – Ingrow shuttle. Each day the first steam train leaves Oxenhope at 10.00.

On Thursday and Friday, when no train service operate, there will be tours of Haworth Locomotive Works to meet each of the bus services arriving at Haworth Station.

Over the weekend the main service will continue behind 90733 with the diesel service in the hands of 20 031 on Saturday and the Class 101 DMU, Sunday. Sunday will see 90733 on the main service, joined by LNWR 0-6-2 ‘Coal Tank’ 1054 on the Vintage Trains passenger service.

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.

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Locomotive Roster Week 22nd – 26th June and weekend to 27th & 28th June 2015

WD 2-8-0 90733 has been in action this weekend and will continue on the weekday service, handling all the services Monday – Friday. The first steam train leaves Oxenhope at 10.00 and the last service on the branch departs Keighley at 15.45 – 4 round trips in all.

Over the weekend Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 returns to the roster will handle all the weekend main steam locomotive services with the diesel service train in the hands of our Class 101 diesel multiple unit. Sunday sees a the second of the Vintage Trains in the relief path with ‘vintage’ stalwart, Bahamas Locomotive Society’s LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal tank’ 1054 at its head..

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.

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Locomotive Roster Week 8th – 12th June and weekend to 13th & 14th June 2015

BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 is again in action this week on the weekday service and will handle all the services Monday – Friday. The first steam train leaves Oxenhope at 10.00 and the last service on the branch departs Keighley at 15.45 – 4 round trips in all.

Over the weekend the main service will again be 75078 hauled with the Saturday diesel locomotive train in the hands of Class 20, 20 031 for the third of the railway’s diesel days. Sunday sees a welcome return of the Vintage Trains in the relief path with ‘vintage’ stalwart, LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal tank’ 1054 at its head. 75078 will remain in action for the week 15th – 19th June.

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.

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Worth Valley on Tour, March 2015

During March, three of our celebrated locomotives left the Valley for a tour of duty on ‘foreign’ metals – 34092 ‘Wells’ crossed over the border into Wales to take part in the Llangollen Railway‘s Steam, Steel and Stars IV Gala, raising funds for the GWR ‘Grange’ Class new build 6880 Betton Grange (6880 website), and 90733 and 1054 headed to the Midlands to the Severn Valley Railway Spring Gala.

Our band of roving cameramen were out at both events and we are delighted to showcase Ken Baker’s video of both events together with a collection of photographs from the cameras of Sam Shenton, Inspiring Images, Ralph Ingham, John Sagar, David Smith, Ian Dixon and Robert Batty Continue reading

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 Autumn Steam Spectacular – Photos & Video

The Railway was blessed by good weather throughout the Autumn Steam Spectacular over the weekend of the 10th – 13th October. The result was a bonanza of excellent photographs and videos.

Here is a selection of the photographs submitted by regular contributors  Neil Harvey, Inspiring Images, Sam Shenton, Robin Lush, Ian Dixon and Colin Smith. Below is a taster of the weekend, click HERE to see the full photo album on Flickr.

Once again the event produced some excellent videos. Our regular contributor Kenneth Baker produced this short taster. Click HERE to see the full version of  Part 1, HERE for an atmospheric Part 2 and Part 3 HERE.

Featured image: Sam Shenton

 

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Glorious Steam action on First Day of the ‘Spectacular’

In glorious Autumn sunshine, the Autumn Steam Spectacular got off to a great start as this selection of photos from the morning session clearly illustrates. Later in the day a darkened sky gives dramatic effect as the sun ‘sinks slowly in the west’.

A comprehensive look back at the event with photos from all our contributors will appear later in the week when all the photos have been received. In the meantime, if this selection has wetted your appetite, then make the trip over either Saturday or Sunday for more exciting action.

Featured image & morning photos: Robin Lush. Afternoon photos: Ralph Berry