A steamy romance on the railway at Keighley

Chris and Ola are congratulated by Keighley and Worth Valley Railway worker Jez Middleton

Chris and Ola are congratulated by Keighley and Worth Valley Railway worker Jez Middleton

First published in News

Finance worker Chris Wilson ensured romance stayed on track – by proposing aboard a steam train.

He popped the question to girlfriend Ola Kowalczyk while travelling on the famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. And the ‘steamy affair’ ended happily when Poland-born Ola said yes. “I wanted to do something a bit different to propose and I thought why not on the railway?” said Chris, 29. “We’d been to Haworth before and it was beautiful and romantic – in fact one of our first dates was to travel there on a steam train, and we then walked up onto the moors. It was gorgeous.”

Chris said that he and Ola, 28, who began dating just over a year ago, had already agreed to get engaged and chosen her ring together. But she had no idea when and where he would pop the question.

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