The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway has been running trains in the preservation era since June 1968, a few weeks before the end of steam on the national rail network in August of the same year.
The heritage railway has flourished in the interviening years to become one of the most popular preserved lines in Britain today, surviving as it has to become one of only a few that remain as a totally intact Branch Line, with the entire length of the route remaining.
In this programme cine archive footage is used to show the railway over the years, from the early pioneering days through to more recent times, which are represented by the modern day video footage to which we have become more accustomed.
To conclude the programme a section is dedicated totally to the 2014 Autumn Steam Gala, which saw the return to gala action of No. 34092 City of Wells and S160 2-8-0 No. 5820 for the first time in several years.