Locomotive Roster Weekend 30th September & 1st October 2017 Update

There is a potential change to the locomotive roster for this weekend. As part of the agreement to overhaul ‘Black 5’ 45212, the KWVR has call on the locomotive for a set number of months each year or an alternative locomotive if 45212 is unavailable. Accordingly ‘Black 5’ 44871 will be arriving this week to honour that agreement.

Ian Riley’s own ‘Black 5′ no. 44871 will arrive with us in time for the weekend and it’ is planned (subject to the usual availability) that the engine will be used on the steam services this weekend in place of 43924.

On Saturday, Class 20, 20 031, will haul the final Diesel & Ale Day service of the year on Saturday and the Class 101 diesel multiple unit will operate the diesel service on Sunday.

For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the main website.

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.

3 comments on “Locomotive Roster Weekend 30th September & 1st October 2017 Update

  1. The movement of 44871 appears to have been cancelled. Hopefully we will see it next week? As another amusing aside 50 years ago today I visited Normanton shed shortly before it closed. Amongst the many austerities on shed was No. 90699. If our austerity had been repatriated after the war it would have taken the number 90700, but just as well it didn’t return as it too would have been scrapped!

  2. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the closure of Low Moor and Holbeck sheds, the withdrawal of all of the remaining local engines including quite a few Black 5s. Fortunately steam hauled trains would continue to work into West Yorkshire from Lancashire until the end of steam in August 1968. On the 4th August 1968 44871 was one of the two Black 5s that pulled me on that final day of normal steam working, and it also worked on the 15 Guinea excursion the following week.

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