Other than a visit from ex resident SR&RL Number 24 for the railways 10th Anniversary Celebration weekend the railway didn't play host to any visiting locomotives until the establishment of the annual September Friends of the Kirklees Light Railway Gala weekends.
The first visiting loco's attended in 2008 and comprised of Effie, Mountaineer and our old Friend SR&RL Number 24 all attending from the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. Also visiting from the Sherwood Forest Railway were Smokey Joe and their small Lister.
The 2008 gala featured another seven first time visitors. These were Sutton Belle, Sutton Flyer and Dudley all visiting from the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, Synolda from the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Joan from the Rhyl Miniature Railway, Red Dragon from the Windmill Animal Farm Railway and Pet from the Sherwood Forest Railway. The gala also featured eight of the former Sutton Miniature Railway Carriages also attending from Cleethorpes.
Click on any of the links above to see more about the loco's.