Joint Statement by Tyseley Locomotive Works and the Bahamas Locomotive Society.
16 January 2019.
The main line testing of No. 45596 Bahamas began yesterday (Tuesday 15 January) with a series of successful light engine trips between Tyseley and Bordesley, before it hauled the BLS Support Coach to Stratford-upon-Avon and back.
The purpose of testing is to ensure everything is working correctly and the return journey revealed an issue with the TPWS equipment and also the fireman’s side rear driving axlebox which was running warmer than we would like.
As a result the loaded trial scheduled for Thursday 17th January will be rescheduled and it is likely this will mean a delay in the engine’s return to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
Trackside Talks – a new programme of talks at Ingrow commences on Sunday 13 January 2019, please follow the LINK
For the latest information on ‘Bahamas’ return to Ingrow and its forthcoming rail tours, please see the News page HERE
For the latest news on the overhaul of ‘Bahamas’, please see the ‘Work in Progress‘ page.
Press Release for 23 September 2018 – HERE
Vintage Steam Calendar for 2019 now available – details here
To learn more about RAIL STORY at Ingrow – please visit its dedicated website at:
Bahamas Locomotive Society
Welcome to the website of the Bahamas Locomotive Society. Follow the links to the Museum to learn more of our locomotives and other objects in our collection .
The Bahamas Locomotive Society is based at Ingrow on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in Yorkshire. Here we have created our own Museum and Workshop facility – the Ingrow Loco Museum - housed in the former Midland Railway goods warehouse adjacent to Ingrow West station.
… is the ENGINE SHED at RAIL STORY, Ingrow. It is home to our collection of locomotives and interpretive exhibition of aspects of railway history, primarily the steam locomotive.
The Museum exhibition has been created and produced entirely by our own volunteer members.
It is open for visitors every day, other than Christmas Day. A modest entrance fee is charged.
The Workshop provides the facilities necessary for the maintenance and overhaul of our locomotives and rolling stock.