Trains steam on in winter wonderland March 12, 2023Trains steam through the wintry conditions at Haworth stationThe gala also includes freight trainsJubilee and 'Black 5' locomotives are in steam at the Haworth locomotive shedVisiting 'Black 5' locomotive "The Lancashire Fusilier" passes the Damems station signal boxVisiting Jubilee class locomotive "Leander" pulls a train into Oakworth stationTrains steamed on through a winter wonderland at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in West Yorkshire as it held its Steam Gala over four days from Thursday March 9 to Sunday March 12.
The heritage line between Keighley, Oakworth, Haworth and Oxenhope had visiting and Worth Valley-based locomotives providing a busy timetable of passenger trains, demonstration freight services and double-header journeys during the event. There were also talks and tours of the Haworth locomotive shed.
Featuring in the gala were two very similar classes of steam locomotive which were mainline workhorses of the latter days of the London Midland and Scottish railway and the early days of the nationalised British Railways. Two Jubilee and three 'Black 5' locomotives were on the line together with other steam locomotives from the railway's fleet.
More information at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway website.
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