KWVR Brake Van Ride

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Ken Harrison (on the train) Bob Avery (lineside)

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One of the outstanding features of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway's 2018 Spring Gala was the opportunity to ride up the line in the brake van of some of the goods trains. There was only room for a maximum of 12 such passengers on each train, four of which were run during the Gala (other goods trains didn't take passengers). It was first come, first served so only a few lucky enthusiasts were able to enjoy these rides. On Sunday 11th March our correspondent was one of those and here is his record of the only such run behind the visiting S&D class 7F no 53809 which departed Keighley at 08.15 and ran up the whole line: this clip takes us to the intermediate loop at Damens, where the train had to wait for about 40 minutes for an ECS move from Haworth to pass it.

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