Keighley and Worth Valley Railway cancels upcoming Diesel Gala

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37401 and 25059 at Damems Junction on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Diesel and mixed traffic Gala
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The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway has announced that they have had to cancel their upcoming diesel gala, due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Diesel Gala was set to take place between the 26th and 28th June 2020.

Despite recent announcements by the Government, there is still uncertainty regarding the leisure and tourism sectors, with the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway unsure of when they can reopen again.

With such uncertainty, the KWVR are already planning 2021 events to make them bigger and better than ever before.

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The Worth Saving, the appeal launched by the KWVR, hopes to ensure that the railway can continue operating beyond the crisis and is ready for future generations to enjoy.

If you would like to see the Diesel Gala held in 2021, please donate what you can to the KWVR’s Worth Saving Appeal on their website.

Kieran Pilsworth, Diesel Gala organiser at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, told RailAdvent: “Whilst it’s likely that engineering trains will be able to run by the middle of June, the work required to finish off Bridge 11, plus doubts on what social distancing measures will still be required just makes the idea of holding a Gala untenable.”

Fancy watching 2 hours of last years gala and getting 3 A4 Prints at the same time? Purchase a copy of RailAdvent’s Diesel & Mixed Traffic Gala set and RailAdvent will donate £5 from every sale to the KWVR’s Worth Saving Appeal. Click here for more information.

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