The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway From The Footplate
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A fascinating steam journey through Bronte country on one of Britain''s oldest working locomotives.
Climb on to the footplate of Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway ''Ironclad'' Locomotive No. 957 and take a journey back to the 19th century. Enjoy a dramatic steam excursion down the five mile length of The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway - a line familiar to millions as the backdrop to the film The Railway Children. J oin driver, Richard McArdle, and Fireman Mike Stevens as they coax one of the country''s oldest working locomotives up the gradients between Keighley and Oxenhope.
With a running commentary as they work, the crew of No. 957 share their enthusiasm for the engine... and a line they''ve come to love. They''re pulling some historic coaches, too - operated by The Vintage Carriages Trust on a rare trip out from The Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow West. There''s a fascinating profile of the 1887 locomotive featuring David Pearson - a Trustee of The Bowers 957 Trust, the Charity that owns the engine - and an introduction to the route that includes exciting aerial shots of the line. From dark satanic mills to gently rolling countryside, it''s a journey packed with variety, and a must for everyone who loves steam and Yorkshire''s Bronte country.