Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November 2019

The motive power for the weekend 9th & 10th November will be as follows:

  • Saturday 9th November
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964

    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 10th November
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Blue Timetable

Whilst every effort will be 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 Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

The motive power for the weekend 2nd & 3rd November will be as follows:

  • Saturday 2nd November
  • Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241

    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    OR (if available)
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964

    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 3rd November
  • Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    OR (if available)
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Blue Timetable

Whilst every effort will be 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 Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October & Weekdays to 1st November 2019

The motive power for the weekend 26th & 27th October and Weekdays 28th October – 1st November will be as follows:

  • Saturday 26th October
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 27th October:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Timetable – Halloween Timetable
  • Monday 28th – Wednesday 30th October & Friday 1st November:
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85

    Timetable – Pink Timetable
  • Thursday 31st October:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85
    Timetable – Halloween Timetable

Whilst every effort will be 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.

Correction – Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October & Wednesday 23rd October 2019

The motive power for the weekend 19th & 20th October and Wednesday 23rd October will be as follows:

Beer & Music Festival

  • Saturday 19th October
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Diesel service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric No. 37 075
    Timetable – Special Beer & Music Timetable
  • Sunday 20th October:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Timetable – Special Beer & Music Timetable

Mid-week Steam Service

  • Wednesday 23rd October:
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2 41241
    Timetable – Pink Timetable

Whilst every effort will be 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 Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October & Wednesday 23rd October 2019

The motive power for the weekend 19th & 20th October and Wednesday 23rd October will be as follows:

Beer & Music Festival

  • Saturday 19th October
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Diesel service – British Railways Type 1, Class 20 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 20 031
    Timetable – Special Beer & Music Timetable
  • Sunday 20th October:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Timetable – Special Beer & Music Timetable

Mid-week Steam Service

  • Wednesday 23rd October:
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2 41241
    Timetable – Pink Timetable

Whilst every effort will be 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 Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September 2019

The motive power for the the weekend will be as follows:

  • Saturday 28th September
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 29th September:
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Timetable – Blue Timetable

Whilst every effort will be 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 week Saturday 31st August – Friday 6th September 2019

The motive power for this weekend and the weekday’s passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 31st August
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Diesel service – British Railways Type 2, Class 25 BO – BO Diesel Electric 25 059
    Timetable – Summer Saturday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Sunday 1st September:
  • Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241

    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Timetable – Sunday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Monday 2nd September – Friday 6th September:
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Timetable – Pink Timetable

Whilst every effort will be 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 week Saturday 17th – Friday 23rd August 2019

The motive power for this weekend and the weekday’s passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 17th August
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Diesel service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric 37 075
    Timetable – Summer Saturday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Sunday 18th August:
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Timetable – Sunday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Monday 19th August – Friday 23rd August:
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924

    Timetable – Orange Timetable (includes Vintage Scenic Bus Tour)

Whilst every effort will be 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 week Saturday 10th – Friday 16th August 2019

The motive power for this weekend and the weekday’s passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 10th August
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85

    Diesel service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric 37 075
    Timetable – Summer Saturday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Sunday 11th August:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Timetable – Sunday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Monday 12th August – Friday 16th August:
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Timetable – Orange Timetable (includes Vintage Scenic Bus Tour)

Whilst every effort will be 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 WEEK SATURDAY 3RD – FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST 2019

The motive power for this weekend and the weekday’s passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 3rd August
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022

    Diesel service – British Railways Type 2, Class 25 BO – BO Diesel Electric 25 059
  • Sunday 4th August:
  • Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
  • Monday 5th August – Friday 9th August:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022

Timetables:

Whilst every effort will be 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 week Saturday 27th July – Friday 2nd August 2019

The motive power for this weekend and the weekday’s passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 27th July
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241

    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Diesel service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric No. 37 075
  • Sunday 28th July:
  • Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
  • Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
  • Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241

Timetables:

Whilst every effort will be 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.

Haworth Shed News – July 2019

We are now onto the third article of this series, bringing to you the latest news from inside the sheds at Haworth. This time the article is primarily based on the diesel fleet with also just a quick update on 41241, read on to find out more!

41241’s return to traffic after repairs, 20th July 2019.

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Locomotive Roster for the week Saturday 20th – Friday 26th July 2019

The motive power for this weekend and the weekday’s passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 20th July
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241 (returning to traffic thanks to the Beet family and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for loan of a top feed to get the locomotive running for the summer!)

    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Diesel service – British Railways Type 2, Class 25 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 25 059
  • Sunday 21st July:
  • Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
  • Monday 22nd July – Friday 26th July:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241

Timetables:

Whilst every effort will be 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.

News from Haworth Sheds – May 2019

In early April we brought you the first of a regular feature by one of our younger volunteers, Joe Shaw, of what the team have been doing to our locomotive fleet within the confines of Haworth Shed. As before Joe, has scoured Haworth Shed’s Facebook page and brings together what has been going on since his last report. So let Joe take up the story.

Following on from my first article where I outlined the latest activities within Haworth Shed, this article is a continuation of that, as well as announcing the movements of locomotives returning and leaving the railway.

This month, news of

  • WD 2-8-0 90733
  • LMS Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241
  • TVR Class 02 0-6-2T 85
  • LMS Class 5 45212

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Locomotive Roster for the weekend 19th & 20th January 2019

With the reduced number of passengers on our winter services our steam hauled services consist of 4 coaches, sufficient for Class 2 motive power, which this weekend will be BR ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2 41241 with 5 round trips on Saturday, Green timetable, and 4 on Sunday to the Blue timetable.

Visitors should note that we are now operating to a revised Green timetable with the first Saturday diesel railcar service of the day departing from Haworth at 09.00 and not Oxenhope as in previous years. The diesel service will be operated on both days by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

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.

Oxenhope Buffet Opening Hours

With the change of the times of the first train from Oxenhope, the Buffet opening times have been changed. The Buffet will open 30 minutes before the first train departs Oxenhope, ie 09.45

Advance Notice

As Winter bites and the News Editor advances in years, like our Summer birds, he is heading south for an extended break and a well earned (at least he thinks so) holiday of a lifetime. Unfortunately a replacement editor has not been trained up yet, so, reluctantly, you will not receive a locomotive roster update each week to your in-box. The last update will be for the weekend of the 26th & 27th January with normal service being resumed for the weekend of the 23rd & 24th March.

Fear not, however!

The weekly roster will be posted on the Home section of the website, so please look on the website for an update. Our marketing team are a busy lot with not enough hours in their day, but will hope to post the roster by the Thursday evening prior to the weekend.

Locomotive Roster for the weekend 5th & 6th January 2019

As we start a new year, we must first apologise for the lack of information regarding the locomotives in operation from the 28th December to the 1st January. Sadly our normally reliable jungle drums did not come up with their usual flow of information. Rumours that the drummer had had too much sherry over the Christmas period are totally unfounded, although this weekend’s drumbeat has come a little late.

With the failure of the rostered locomotive, MR 0-6-0 4F 43924, we have had a combination of motive power with 78022, 41241 and diesel 20 031 all rallying to the call, and on New Year’s Day we had the wonderful double headed combination of BR Standard Class 2 2-6-0 78022 and BR ‘Ivatt’ 2MT 2-6-2T 41241 (illustrated above and below) – a stirring sight of 2 locomotives that returned to service in 2018 bringing in the New Year. With the number of passenger we carry on our Mince Pie Specials, we need to run 6 coaches and with 78022 and 41241, the only alternative engines available, limited to 5 coaches, extra power is required if either of these locomotives were to be used. 20 031 assisted on the 31st December and the two Class 2 locomotives combined on 1st January in perfect Winter conditions as you can see below.

With the reduced number of passengers on our winter services, this weekend’s motive power will be BR ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241 hauling 4 coaches with 5 round trips on Saturday, Green timetable, and 4 on Sunday to the Blue timetable.

Visitors should note that we are now operating to a revised Green timetable with the first Saturday diesel railcar service of the day departing from Haworth at 09.00 and not Oxenhope as in previous years. The diesel service will be operated on both days by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

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.

Oxenhope Buffet Opening Hours

With the change of the times of the first train from Oxenhope, the Buffet opening times have been changed. The Buffet will open 30 minutes before the first train departs Oxenhope, ie 09.45

Advance Notice

As Winter bites and the News Editor advances in years, like our Summer birds, he is heading south for an extended break and a well earned holiday of a lifetime (at least he thinks so). Unfortunately a replacement editor has not been trained up yet, so, reluctantly, you will not receive a locomotive roster update each week to your in-box. The last update will be for the weekend of the 26th & 27th January with normal service being resumed for the weekend of the 23rd & 24th March.

Fear not, however!

The weekly roster will be posted on the Home section of the website, so please look on the website for an update. Our marketing team are a busy lot with not enough hours in their day, but will hope to post the roster by the Thursday evening prior to the weekend.

Locomotive Roster for the Weekend 8th & 9th December 2018

The first Santa Steam Specials ran to capacity last weekend albeit in poor weather conditions but there were lots of smiling faces nonetheless. Hopefully this weekend will be a little better although some rain (hopefully not s much) is forecast

Throughout the Santa season, trains will have a combination of locomotives, with steam locomotives operating on the south, Oxenhope end of the train, assisted by one of our mainline diesel locomotives at the Keighley end. Steam motive power for the Santa Steam Specials will be provided by 2 locomotives, BR Class 2 2-6-0 78022 on Saturday (its 2nd day in passenger service after overhaul) and BR Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241, that hauled trains throughout last weekend, on Sunday.  This weekend the diesel locomotive will be Class 20, 20 031 on both days.

For visitors without a Santa Steam Special ticket wishing to travel along the Worth Valley, a diesel railcar service operates throughout the day by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit, starting at 09.00, giving passengers a new perspective through the forward facing windows on our diesel railcars.

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 1st & 2nd December 2018

The first Santa Steam Specials run this weekend, when normal steam passenger services between now and Christmas are suspended and the pre-booked only Santa Steam Specials take centre stage. For visitors without a Santa Steam Special ticket wishing to travel along the Worth Valley a diesel railcar service operates throughout the day, starting at 09.00, giving passengers a new perspective through the forward facing windows on our diesel railcars.

Our volunteers have been working very hard decorating the carriages and stations and with trains full to capacity, it is fingers crossed that we have fair weather to greet all our little visitors to Father Christmas.

Throughout the Santa season, trains will have a combination of locomotives, with steam locomotives operating on the south, Oxenhope end of the train, assisted by one of our mainline diesel locomotives at the Keighley end. Steam motive power will be provided by BR Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241, resplendent in its festive Crimson Lake open day livery. 41241 is seen below in BR black livery, when working a Santa Steam Special on a festive snowy 27th November 2010. This weekend the diesel locomotive will be Class 20, 20 031 on both days.

On standby this weekend will be BR Class 2 2-6-0 78022, seen below on its triumphant return to service last Saturday, 24th November.

Passengers without Santa tickets can travel on the diesel railcar service, buying a ticket at the station booking halls but those travelling on the Santa Steam Special can extend their enjoyment of the Railway free of charge by taking an additional ride in the railcar. The diesel service will be in the hands of the Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

To view or download the diesel railcar timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE.

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 24th & 25th November 2018

For this, the last weekend of ‘normal’ timetabled running before Santa Steam Specials hit the Valley, we have delayed publishing the locomotive roster for this weekend pending the announcement regarding the availability of a new locomotive on the scene. Not having been in action for 17 years since withdrawal for overhaul, we are delighted to announce that our locomotive restoration team have advised us that Standard 4 Locomotive Society’s BR Standard Class  2 2-6-0 78022 will be hauling its inaugural passenger journey tomorrow (Saturday 24th November). Although not a livery carried in service with BR, 78022 looks resplendent in BR Brunswick Green, a livery normally carried, but not exclusively, by top link express locomotives.

At the time of publishing, it is likely that 78022 will not be in action on Sunday and Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 will haul operate the steam service.

Diesel services over the weekend will be in the hands of our Class 101 DMU which starts proceedings on Saturday at 09.00 from Oxenhope.

The Winter Green timetable operates on Saturday and the Blue Winter timetable on Sunday.

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 the Weekend 17th & 18th November 2018

It is as you were this weekend with both 43924 and 41241 once again on duty. On Saturday MR 0-6-0 4F 43924 will operate the steam service after our Class 101 DMU has started proceedings at 09.00 from Oxenhope. Then on Sunday 43924 is joined for a 2 steam train service by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241.

The Winter Green timetable operates on Saturday and the Blue Winter timetable on Sunday.

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.