AN AMAZING line-up of steam locos is promised on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway this weekend.

The Spring Steam Gala will showcase home and visiting trains ranging from small shunting engines to large and powerful express locomotives.

A spokesman said: “The gala is sure to be a wonderful celebration of steam power and a trip down memory lane for many visitors, both enthusiasts and the general public.”

Flagship locos will include two that recently returned to the Worth Valley line: the LMS ‘Jubilee’ class Bahamas, which has not been at a steam gala for more than 20 years, and British Railways Standard 2 78022 which only came back ‘into traffic’ in October last year.

Ivatt 41241, which returned to the line last June following an overhaul, can be seen this weekend. Black 5 45212 has returned to the railway after performing up and down the UK on the mainline for the majority of last year.

Making its first visit to the Worth Valley line is a class 2 46521, from the Great Central Railway in Loughborough, which will be paired with the railway’s own class 2, 78022. The gala will also showcase the operation of the LNER Grafton Steam Crane at Oakworth station.

The Steam Gala runs from Friday to Sunday, March 8-10, with trains running between Oxenhope and Keighley each day. Day Rover tickets cost £25 for adults and £12.50 for children.

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