Our special Vintage trains will operate on selected Sundays throughout the summer using steam locomotives and coaches, one dating back to the days of Queen Victoria. Enjoy a rare chance to ride in historic wooden bodied carriages of yesteryear. The 2014 Vintage Train Sundays are split over June, July and August, June 22 and 29, July 20 and 27, August 10 and 17.
This year trains will be hauled by the famous LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ no. 1054 (Subject to availability). As announced elsewhere, the Old Gentleman’s Saloon is not available this year, so the trains will consist of all three operational carriages owned by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Trust with an additional vehicle from the Railways operational fleet.
Featured image: Richard Beckett
More detail of the carriages can be seen on the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Trust’s website but brief details of the carriages are:
- L&Y 1474, Bogie Brake 3rd built 1910, transferred to departmental service in 1950’s from which purchased in 1965. Served as volunteer accommodation at Haworth until 1973 and was then painstakingly restored over the next 20 years to return to operational condition in 1993.
- L&Y 1507, 6-wheel Third built early 1880’s then grounded as a house at Hapton about 2 miles west of Burnley in approximately 1910. It was donated to Trust in 1991 with restoration being completed in 2005 using chassis from an ex-LMS BGZ, no. M32988M.
- L&Y 47, Bogie Club Carriage for the Blackpool to Manchester Travelling Club built in 1912. In 1951 it started a new life grounded as sports pavilion at Borrowash, Derbyshire. Redundant once more, it was donated in 1993 with restoration back to its original state being completed in 2011 using the chassis from a life expired British Railways suburban coach no. E46145.
Travelling aboard the Vintage train is just like travelling back in time. Wooden bodied coaches, brass bands, a period steam locomotive hauling the train. These services run in addition to our normal timetabled trains so why not buy a Day Rover ticket, sit back and enjoy the atmosphere of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and Brontë Country.