First mainline railtour for No. 45596 'Bahamas' announced

Bahama reversing on Tyseley's turntable earlier this year
‘Bahamas’ mainline steam railtour to Carlisle has been 25 years in the making
Published Wed, 2018-11-14 11:39

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway have announced that ‘Jubilee Class’ locomotive 45596 ‘Bahamas’  will be returning to the mainline next year when it will run from Oxenhope over the Settle & Carlisle Railway to Carlisle and return.




Bahama reversing on Tyseley's turntable earlier this year © Creative Commons Licence

Following a heavy overhaul and re-painted in its Brunswick Green livery, the LMS Stanier 'Jubilee Class' 4-6-0 will be returning to the Worth Valley and, for the first time in 25 years, will run on the mainline with seats available for the general public.

The railtour is being promoted by Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in partnership with Bahamas Locomotive Society, 'Bahamas' will run from Oxenhope to Carlisle and return on Saturday 9th February 2019.

The event will be the first time that 45596 has run a revenue earning service on the mainline since 1994. Tickets will be available to purchase on Friday 16th November.

For more details visit the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway website.

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