Locomotive Roster for Weekend 23rd & 24th April 2016

Sadly the anticipated return last weekend of 2-8-0 stalwart 90733 did not materialise as additional remedial work was required before the locomotive could return to traffic. Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 deputised for the WD.

However, fingers crossed, 90733 will return to action this weekend, subject to a final steam test on the 21st. Should further maintenance be required, then MR 4F 0-6-0 43924, the locomotive originally rostered, will fulfil the duty as originally planned.

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The diesel service will have the Class 101 railcar on the Saturday morning diesel service and all day Sunday on the diesel turn.

For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the timetable page.

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power is available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

One comment on “Locomotive Roster for Weekend 23rd & 24th April 2016

  1. well I had a feeling that WD 90733 would not go back to work you have a 73 year old locomotive and some are even older you have some L&Y Locomotives that was built in the 1880s witch are 130 years old steel heated and reheated over time deteriorates and the WD 2-8-0s were only build for the war effort and was only built to last 20 year life span at some point she going too have too retire all together , and many Preserved railway lines like yourselves are going have to face the fact that you have to commission a New Build steam locomotive so I think now would be a good time to set out plans and fundraise for a New Build locomotive suited to your railway like a side tank locomotive of 4-6-2 design Ex LNER Like a Raven A7 or A8 that worked the Northeast Coast before the DMUs took over, or a all new WD 2-8-0 has you have the only one left , or your Ivatt 2-6-2 tank will be more in line but the failing of this locos is its copper firebox an new boiler made in all high grade steel maybe the answer with a higher boiler pressure of 250 per square inch would give you that bit more power out put, and a computer controlled automatic stoker so you then can run with one man operation and this means a better control over the fire in the firebox and will cut out over firing and the wast of coal and some time in the near future all steam operated locomotives will have to have a sulfur screen fitted under the new clean air act, BUT us engineers are given problems too over come them So we have some thinking too do, and come up with possible answers but for now keep up the good work of running a railway witch we do all appreciate very much , I do watch Mr barkers Penny Steam on you tube he is your best advertiser yours Anna J Dixon Bs.Mech.Eng

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