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27 Mar 2018 -  One in, One out

On the 26 March, Metropolitan Railway 465 returned from long-term loan at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. At the same time, Bulleid 1469S departed for long-tern loan to the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.



16 Mar 2018 -  Severn Valley Spring Steam Gala   16th - 18th March 2018

We are sorry to hear that B1 No 1264 can’t make the SVR Gala this weekend, but our veteran well-tank “BELLEROPHON” has arrived and will be hauling a small train between Kidderminster and Bewdley each day. Come and see the old lady strutting her stuff on the Severn Valley this weekend!

Photo: Severn Valley Railway

19 Feb 2018 -  KWVR Spring Gala   9th - 11th March 2018

The KWVR Spring Gala will make use of two of our carriages on Vintage Trains. ON SATURDAY ONLY, Bulleid 1469 and Chatham 3554 will be in action on the Ingrow Shuttle. The Gala Timetable can be found at

This will be the last time that the two will appear together in Carmine and Cream livery. After the gala, the Chatham will be repainted into the South Eastern and Chatham maroon which it carried in 1968, ready for the KWVR 50th anniversary gala in June 2018. After that gala, it will be repainted into Southern Malachite green, which it will carry for the foreseeable future.


2 February 2018 -  OLIV returns to Middleton 29 Jan 2018

Following body repairs in the VCT workshop, OLIVe returned to the Middleton Railway on Monday 29 January. The owning group (The EM2 Locomotive Society) will now undertake the interior restoration at Moor Road. In the photo below, courtesy The EM2 Locomotive Society, OLIVe is shunted ready for loading by Mersey Docks and Harbour Board 32.


10 December 2017 -  VCT Newsletter & Membership update

The Winter VCT Newsletter with Membership Renewal details will be sent out to all Members week commencing 15th January 2018.

Existing Membership Cards will remain valid until 31  January 2018. KWVR and VCT Staff have been notified.



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