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Coat of many colours for railway's 'Wardrobe' train

[Friday 16 June 2006]

A FAMOUS West Yorkshire vintage railway will celebrate another first tomorrow (Saturday 17th June) when a newly overhauled locomotive makes its first public appearance in a unique new colour scheme.

KWVR train
Coat of many colours for KWVR loco
Photo: KWVR

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway's Class 20 diesel locomotive No. 20031 - nicknamed a 'Wardrobe' due to the doors on its side - has been repainted in the 'triple-tone grey' livery of the main line company Railfreight.

The loco will haul a special celebratory evening train for visitors and will delight train buffs or those who simply wish to sit back and enjoy the splendour of Bronte Country around the Railway's base in Haworth.

The train departs Oxenhope station at 6.50pm for three round trips of the Railway. Two real ale bars will be available and normal fares will apply.

KWVR spokesman Tim Moody commented: "The locomotive has just had a major mechanical and electrical overhaul and is back with a vengeance.

"This striking new livery is a first in the railway preservation movement and is bound to cause a stir".

Further information about the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, along with more pictures of the locomotive and a timetable for Saturday evening's train, are available on the KWVR website at www.kwvr.co.uk

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