THE Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s March 8-10 spring steam gala looks set to be a ‘must-attend’ event, with recently-overhauled LMS Jubilee 4-6-0 No. 45596 Bahamas to be joined by LNER B12 4-6-0 No. 8572.
Bahamas will be making its first gala appearance on a heritage line in more than 25 years, shortly after its first main line charter in the ‘Bahamas Railtour’ from Oxenhope to Carlisle following the completion of its restoration after retiring in 1994 (see Main Line News, page 64).
Its debut, following its official launch at Tyseley Locomotive Works on September 28, is all the more special given that it will be running from Bahamas Locomotive Society’s home at Ingrow West station.
Society chairman Keith Whitmore said: “It has been a long wait but we are delighted that the first appearance of Bahamas at a steam railway gala will be at our home base where, for the last 28 years, we have been working with our partners at the KWVR on many special events such as this one.
“Bahamas has always been an enthusiasts’ favourite locomotive and should draw in the crowds to what promises to be a gala not to be missed.”
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