Locomotive Roster Correction

The post regarding this weekend’s locomotive roster was a little confusing. This is the anticipated roster:

Saturday
Class 37 no. 37 075
MR 4F 0-6-0 no. 43924

Sunday
Class 101 DMU
MR 4F 0-6-0 no. 43924
TVR 0-6-2T no. 85
LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ no. 1054

We trust that the original post did not cause too much confusion or inconvenience.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 30th & 31st July and all next week to Friday 5th August 2016

This weekend is the 5th of our series of Vintage Train Sundays when our more venerable locomotives and rolling stock are allowed to stretch their legs on the main line.

TVR 0-6-2T no. 85 will head the ‘main’ Vintage Set which will be formed of four coaches, comprising coaches from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust and Vintage Carriages Trust:
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Club Car, no. 47
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 6-wheel 3rd Class coach, no. 1507
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Brake 3rd, no. 1474
Metropolitan Railway Brake 3rd, no. 427

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The ‘shuttle’ Vintage Set hauled by LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ will once again consist of two carriages from the Vintage Carriages Trust fleet:
Great Northern Railway 6-wheel Brake, no. 589
Southern Railway ‘Chatham’ Brake, no. 3554

75078 has been in operation throughout the week but gives way to MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 to head the main timetable services throughout the weekend, with WD 2-8-0 90733 taking over for the weekday service.

As it is the last Saturday of the month, we will be operating a two train service all day with the relief train in the hands of one of our ‘big’ diesels. This Saturday English Electric Class 37 no. 37 075 will take a 4 coach set throughout the day. The Class 101 DMU will operate the Sunday morning diesel service.

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 and coaching stock are available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

Locomotive Roster for May Half-Term 2016

Over the May half-term week, it is planned to have a 3 steam locomotive line up with BR Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 and WD 2-8-0 90733 taking the lion’s share of the work with MR 0-6-0 4F 43924 in operation mid-week. In addition, as announced Class 37 37 075 will be in operation on Saturday and Class 101 DMU will be on the Keighley – Damems shuttle, Saturday and all the diesel services, Sunday and Monday.

The daily line-up will be as follows

♦  Saturday 28th – 75078
♦  Sunday and Monday – 75078 and 90733
♦  Tuesday to Friday – 43924

And don’t forget, Wednesday and Thursday the Railway will be visited by more characters from our screens when Wallace & Gromit come to the Railway and will be making appearances at stations along the Railway throughout the day. For more details

For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the Times & fares page of the 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.

Saturday Mainline Diesel Service 28th May 2016

This weekend sees the second of the Railway’s steam and diesel Saturdays. A special timetable operates in conjunction with the Steam & Ale Trail with the all line railcar turns taken over by locomotive hauled passenger stock.

However the Class 101 diesel multiple unit will also be out and about, operating a Keighley – Damems shuttle in between the all line services. This service departs on the arrival of the train from Oxenhope. Keighley will be a hive of activity with steam, mainline diesel and railcar services arriving and departing all day.

From the first service in the morning at 09.00 to the last diesel service of the day, motive power will be provided by English Electric Class 37 37 075.

Locomotive Roster for Haworth 1940s Weekend, 13th-15th May 2016 – Update

Sadly, this year, we will not have two WW2 locomotives in operation as USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 has been withdrawn for essential repairs. This year WD 2-8-0 90733 will be joined in action by MR 4F 0-6-0 43924.

The Class 101 diesel multiple unit will operate the morning diesel service on Friday. Mainline diesel enthusiasts will have another opportunity for Class 37 haulage when 37 075 takes a service set on the on the diesel turns on Saturday and 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.

Locomotive Roster for Haworth 1940s Weekend, 13th-15th May 2016 – Update

In a role that they have made their own since the dedication ceremony at the 2014 Haworth 1940s Weekend, the locomotives on duty this year are the Railway’s two wartime locomotives, WD 2-8-0 90733 and USATC S160 2-8-0 5820.

The Class 101 diesel multiple unit will operate the morning diesel service on Friday. Mainline diesel enthusiasts will have another opportunity for Class 37 haulage when 37 075 takes a service set on the on the diesel turns on Saturday and 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.

Steam & Diesel Locomotive Roster for Weekend 30th April, 1st & 2nd May 2016

This weekend sees the first of the Railway’s steam and diesel Saturdays with the railcar turns taken over by locomotive hauled passenger stock, in response to requests from diesel enthusiasts for more diesel locomotive haulage.

From the first service in the morning at 09.00 to the last diesel service of the day, motive power will be provided by English Electric Class 37 37 075. This means that there is a full 2 train service in operation.

Sunday and Monday sees the return of the Blue Timetable, 2 steam train operation, with the first steam locomotive hauled services starting with the 11.00 departure from Oxenhope and 11.45 from Keighley

On the steam services, WD 2-8-0 90733 will be in operation on all 3 days being joined for Sunday and Monday by BR 4-6-0 4MT 75078.

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.

Locomotive Roster for the Weekend 19th & 20th December 2015

With 90733 withdrawn for essential maintenance having missed last weekend’s booked duty on Sunday, when 75078 substituted, USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 will be on duty for this, the final Santa weekend of 2015.

On Saturday BR 4MT 4-6-0 75078 be taking Santa on his journey south with Class 37 diesel 37 075 providing power at the north end on Saturday and 5820 with Class 20 031 on Sunday.

The diesel service, which operates all day on both days and is free to those holding Santa Special tickets, will be in the hands of our class 101 diesel multiple unit.

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.

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Locomotive Roster for the Weekend 5th & 6th December 2015

The first Santa Steam Special weekend had its fair share of wind and rain and hopefully this weekend will prove better for our locomotives and crews who had to survive gales and monsoon rain on both days. This weekend will have the same combination of locomotives with BR 4MT 4-6-0 75078 on Saturday and WD 2-8-0 90733 on Sunday. The north end traction will be provided by Class 37 370 075 on Saturday and Class 20 20 031 on Sunday.

The diesel service, which operates all day on both days and is free to those holding Santa Special tickets, will be in the hands of our class 101 diesel multiple unit.

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.

Locomotive Roster for Mid-week and Beer & Music Festival Weekend 22nd – 25th October 2015

There are 5 days of passenger workings this week starting on Wednesday with the mid-week diesel railbus service with DRB M79964 followed by 4 days of the Beer & Music Festival.

Thursday 22nd – Class 101 DMU

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th – Diesel Class 37 37 075 (morning diesel service), MR 4F 0-6-0 43924, WD 2-8-0 90733 and BR 4MT 4-6-0 75078

Sunday 25th – Class 101 DMU (morning diesel service), WD 2-8-0 90733 and BR 4MT 4-6-0 75078

For the timetables in operation this week, 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.

Locomotive Roster 3rd August – 7th August and weekend to 8th & 9th August 2015

The weekday service this week is in the hands of WD 2-8-0 90733. The service commences at 10.00 with the first train from Oxenhope and the Vintage Tour Bus is in operation all week.

On Saturday USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 will take over the steam service for the weekend and 90733 will come back for the Sunday relief  service.

This Saturday sees the last of the diesel locomotive hauled trains. Originally scheduled for Class 25 haulage, the service will now be in the hands of Class 20 031 and Class 37, 37 075 as the repairs to 25 059 have not been completed in time. Diesel Class 101 will take the Sunday morning diesel service.

The day’s schedule for the diesel haulage will be as follows:

0900 Ox – Kei – 20031
0940 Kei – Ox – 20031
1015 Ox – Kei – 20031
1100 Kei – Ox – 20031 with 37075 added at Haworth Loop.
1145 Ox – Kei – 20031 leading 37075.
1230 Kei – Ox – 20031 leading 37075. Detach 20031 at Haworth Loop.
1315 Ox – Kei – 37075
1400 Kei – Ox – 37075
1445 Ox – Kei – 37075
1530 Kei – Ox – 37075
1615 Ox – Kei – 37075
1700 Kei – Ox – 37075

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.

Spring 2015 in Photos

Spring was a busy time on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway starting with Easter at the beginning of April. We introduced a new, once a month diesel locomotive service and over the Bank Holiday weekend, The Railway Children’s Weekend followed by the Haworth 1940s Weekend. Event organisers continued their hard work with a very successful 3 day visit to the Railway by the famous bear from Peru, Paddington, and our photographic look is back rounded off with West Country Pacific, 34092 ‘Wells’ drawing the crowds at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s Steam to West event. And we finish this Spring retrspective with two June videos, including the first Vintage Trains of the Summer. Continue reading

Locomotive Roster Update 10th July and weekend to 11th & 12th July 2015

Firstly apologies for the erroneous news item, posted earlier.

Following the substitution today of BR Standard 4 75078 due to technical difficulties with S160 2-8-0 5820, 5820 is sidelined for essential repairs and 75078 will be in action Friday – Sunday.

On Saturday 75078, therefore, will operate the steam service with the Saturday diesel locomotive hauled train in the hands of Class 37, 37 075. Sunday will see 75078 on the last in the series of Pullman Luncheon Dining Trains in the relief path with MR 4F 0-6-0 43924, as advertised, taking the main service set. Diesel Class 101 will take the morning diesel service.

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.

Locomotive Roster Update 10th July and weekend to 11th & 12th July 2015

Following the substitution today of BR Standard 4 75078 due to technical difficulties with S160 2-8-0 5820, 5820 is sidelined for essential repairs and 75078 will be in action Friday – Sunday.

On Saturday 75078, therefore, will operate the steam service with the Saturday diesel locomotive hauled train in the hands of Class 37, 37 075. Sunday will see 75078 on the last in the series of Pullman Luncheon Dining Trains in the relief path with MR 4F 0-6-0 43924, as advertised, taking the main service set. Diesel Class 101 will take the morning diesel service.

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.

Locomotive Roster Week 6th – 10th July and weekend to 11th & 12th July 2015

USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 is in action this week on the weekday service and will handle all the services Monday – Friday. The first steam train leaves Oxenhope at 10.00 and the last service on the branch departs Keighley at 15.45 – 4 round trips in all.

Over the weekend the main service will continue behind 5820 with the Saturday diesel locomotive hauled train back in the hands of Class 37, 37 075 for the fourth of the railway’s diesel days. Sunday sees the last in the series of Pullman Luncheon Dining Trains in the relief path and will have 5820 at its head with MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 taking the main service set. Diesel Class 101 will take the morning diesel service.

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.

Locomotive Roster for 2015 Haworth 1940s Weekend, 15th – 17th May

In a repeat performance of the 2014 Haworth 1940s Weekend, the locomotives on duty this year are the Railway’s two wartime locomotives, WD 2-8-0 90733 and USATC S160 2-8-0 5820.

Having been in action for last Saturday’s diesel day, Class 37 37 075 will once again be in action, taking locomotive hauled stock in place of the scheduled Class 101 or DRB on the morning diesel service.

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

Featured image: Chris King

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.

Steam & Diesel Locomotive Roster for Weekend 9th & 10th May 2015

This weekend sees the second of the Railway’s steam and diesel weekends with the railcar turns taken over by locomotive hauled passenger stock, in response to requests from diesel enthusiasts for more diesel locomotive haulage.

From the first service in the morning at 09.00 to the last diesel service of the day on Saturday, motive power will be provided by English Electric Class 37 37 075. This means that there is a full 2 train service in operation.

D0226-150412'1-RBaSunday sees the return of the Blue Timetable, 2 steam train operation but the early morning diesel service, starting at 09.00 from Oxenhope, will have English Electric 0-6-0 D0226 ‘Vulcan’ (seen here on the first weekend’s diesel locomotive services in April), on its second outing on passenger duty, until steam takes over for the rest of the day with the 13.15 departure from Oxenhope.

On the steam service, USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 will be in operation on both days being joined on Sunday by MR 0-6-0 4F 43924.

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

Featured image: Paul Livsey. Photo: Robert Batty

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.

Diesel Day 11th April – Visitor’s Viewpoint

Reluctantly having had to decide to discontinue the Diesel Galas, the railway looked at ways to satisfy the thirst of those whose interest is not just for steam power. Therefore new for 2015 the Railway has added a number of ‘Diesel Days’, not to replace steam traction, but to provide an additional train when, normally, only one train set would be in operation. The first of these days was on the 11th April when Class 37 Diesel Electric locomotive 37 075 provided the power at the sharp end.

Robert Batty wrote in to the website with his take on the day. Continue reading

Steam & Diesel Locomotive Roster for Weekend 11th & 12th April 2015

This weekend sees the first diesel railbus turns taken over by locomotive hauled passenger stock, in response to requests from diesel enthusiasts for more diesel locomotive haulage.

From the first service in the morning at 09.00 to the last diesel service of the day on Saturday, motive power will be provided by English Electric Class 37 37 075. This means that there is a full 2 train service in operation.

Sunday sees Class 101 DMU on the diesel turn until the 13.15 from Oxenhope when 0-6-0 D0226 (seen here on Tour de France Sunday, 2014) has a rare outing on passenger duty for the rest of the day.

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On the steam service, WD 2-8-0 90733 will be in operation for both days.

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

Featured image: Robin Lush. Photo: Inspiring Images

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.

KWVR introduces new Saturday Diesel Locomotive Service

Following the decision not to hold a Diesel Gala weekend during 2015, the Railway has been looking at ways to operate our diesel locomotives on duties that may prove attractive to visitors. We already use the diesel locomotives for morning duties on bank holiday weekends, some special events, and on selected Summer Saturdays, but we recognised these short early morning duties weren’t ideal for enthusiasts to attend and enjoy riding behind their favourite locomotives.

We are now pleased to confirm that a diesel locomotive hauled train will operate ALL DAY on the following Saturdays: 11th April, 9th May, 13th June, 11th July and 8th August which will operate in addition to the steam train service. Starting at 09.00 from Oxenhope, the diesel loco hauled train will replace the diesel railcar service and operate 6 round trips of the line, finishing back at Oxenhope at 17.25. A real-ale buffet car will also be provided on these trains*. In addition, normal fares will be charged. An all-day Rover ticket costing only £16 is excellent value for a full day behind your favourite locomotive.

Update – 15th march 2015

In addition it has now been announced that on Sunday 12th April D0226 will haul the 1315, 1445 and 1615 from Oxenhope and 1400, 1530 and 1700 from Keighley. On Sunday 10th May D0226 will haul the 0900, 1015 and 1145 from Oxenhope and 0940, 1100 and 1230 from Keighley.

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