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Locomotive Roster for the Weekend 4th & 5th February 2017

Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T no. 85 will once again be on duty on Saturday but, after 4 weekends on duty, the TVR tank gets respite with USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 scheduled to head the steam service on Sunday.

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DRB M79964 which will once again operate the diesel turns throughout the weekend.

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 23rd & 24th December 2016

The first Santa Steam Specials of the season ran on the 26th & 27th November and after 4 hugely successful weekends the season comes to a climax with the last Specials on Friday 23rd and Christmas Eve.

Our volunteers have been working very hard keeping our visitors happy and entertained especially with trains full to capacity on every one of our trains.

This last two days will have a combination of locomotives with USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 on the south, Oxenhope end of the train assisted, for the final time, by Class 25 diesel 25 059 at the Keighley end.

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The diesel service operates all day on both days and is free to those holding Santa Special tickets and pay on the day to other passengers, will be in the hands of our class 101 diesel multiple unit. This will be the last diesel service of 2016, returning on 7th January.

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For the diesel railcar service timetable in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the main website.

There are no trains on Christmas Day, we are sure everyone will agree that our dedicated band of volunteers deserve at least one day off, but our steam hauled Mince Pie Specials will run on Boxing Day and everyday until 2nd January 2017. These services will be hauled by BR Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078.

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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 3rd & 4th December 2016

The first Santa Steam Specials ran last weekend, and started with a cloudless blue sky, sunshine but, at times, a bitterly cold breeze, just what you would like to expect on a Santa weekend. Sunday almost reverted to type, but the sun managed a few rays throughout the day, although chilling rain hit the Valley late morning. Here are a few images from that first weekend courtesy of the photographers who made it out on the day.

Last weekend saw USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 on the south, Oxenhope end of the train assisted by Class 25 diesel 25 059 at the Keighley end. 5820 is in action again this weekend but the weekend starts with WD 2-8-0 90733 providing the steam traction on Saturday giving way to 5820 on Sunday. After its protracted overhaul the class 25 continues on diesel duty and made a welcome sight on its return to action.

The Santa Steam Specials are sold out but the diesel service operates all day on both days and is free to those holding Santa Special tickets and is pay on the day to other passengers. Again the service will be in the hands of our class 101 diesel multiple unit.

For the diesel railcar service timetable 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 26th & 27th November 2016

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. This weekend will have a combination of locomotives with USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 on the south, Oxenhope end of the train assisted by Class 25 diesel 25 059 at the Keighley end. After a protracted overhaul this is a welcome return to service for the class 25.

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

For the diesel railcar service timetable 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 November 2016

The rostered locomotive for last weekend, S160 2-8-0 no. 5820, unfortunately had not had repairs completed in time to take its turn on passenger duty and BR Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 filled the breach. Originally rostered for this coming weekend, 75078 will, if repairs are complete on 5820, be rested and the S160 will take the passengers turns in its stead. However if repairs are not completed an alternative locomotive will be rostered.

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Once again DRB M79964 will operate the diesel turns throughout the weekend.

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 29th & 30th October 2016

MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 has been holding the fort during half term but gives way this weekend to USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 which will operate the weekend steam service with Class 101 diesel multiple unit on the diesel turns.

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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.

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Locomotive Roster for Beer & Music Festival Weekend 20th – 23rd October 2016

There are 4 days of passenger workings this week starting on Thursday for the 4 days of the Beer & Music Festival.

Thursday 2oth – Class 101 DMU

Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd – Diesel Class 20 20 031 (morning diesel service), USATC S160 2-8-0 5820, WD 2-8-0 90733 and BR 4MT 4-6-0 75078

Sunday 23rd – Class 101 DMU (morning diesel service), USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 and BR 4MT 4-6-0 75078

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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.

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Locomotive Roster for the Autumn Steam Spectacular and Wednesday 12th October 2016

As announced the line up for the Autumn Steam Spectacular Friday 7th – Sunday 9th October has been finalised and the guest locomotives have now arrived. SR ‘Battle of Britain’ Pacific 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’ was the first to arrive after night had fallen over Ingrow. Today 34053 was followed by GWR ‘Manor’ Class 4-6-0 7822 ‘Foxcote Manor’

Supporting the guest locomotives are the ‘Home Fleet’
• BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078
• WD 2-8-0 90733
• Midland 4F 0-6-0 43924
• USATC S160 2-8-0 “Big Jim” No.5820
• LNWR 0-6-2 ‘Coal Tank’ 1054 (Courtesy of Bahamas Loco society)
• Taff Vale Railway O2 0-6-2T 85
• Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T 1704 ‘Nunlow (Courtesy of Bahamas Loco society)
• Grafton Steam Crane will be in steam and operating in Oakworth Yard

Full details and passenger timetables are available on the main KWVR website. Follow this link for the enthusiasts working timetable.

The mid-week diesel railbus service will once again be in the hands of the Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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, 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.

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Locomotive Roster for Weekend 19th & 20th March 2016

Firstly an apology for the omission of a roster announcement last week, the jungle telegraph was not at its best. USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 was at the head of the steam service and will once again be in action this weekend.

The diesel service will once again see railbus M79964 operating the diesel services.

It will soon be Easter when two steam train services operate on all 4 days of the Easter weekend. Anyone looking for the first timetabled outing for TVR 0-6-2T 85, keep an eye out for the second week of the Easter holiday, more on this in a few weeks time.

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 Weekend 5th & 6th March 2016

The general consensus for the Winter Steam Gala is that, despite the setbacks with visiting and home fleet locomotives, the crews and staff of the Railway put on a fantastic show with good attendances and loads of happy faces around the line.

The locomotive for this weekend is uncertain depending on the outcome of current work on 2 locomotives. BR 5MT 4-6-0 75078 was withdrawn from the Gala, having failed its boiler test. However the problem has potentially been resolved and if the subsequent boiler test is successful, 75078 will be the train locomotive on Saturday and Sunday.

To add to the mix, the potential replacement, should 75078 require further work, is MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 but this locomotive returned from the Gala requiring some remedial attention which may be completed before the weekend. USATC S160 5820 will be on standby should none of the repairs be completed in time. The situation is fluid and whichever locomotive is rostered on the day the crews will put on a good show for all our visitors.

Once again the diesel service will be in the hands of  diesel railbus M79964.

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 Weekend 20th & 21st February 2016

USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 was withdrawn during last Saturday’s service with a problem that prevented it completing it’s duties. 43924 substituted on Sunday and has been hauling the crowds that have been visiting for Postman Pat  throughout the week. However 5820 has been repaired and will be at the head of steam services this weekend.

Once again the diesel service will be in the hands of  diesel railbus M79964.

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 Weekend 20th & 21st February 2016

USATC 2-8-0 5820 was scheduled for the steam turn over the weekend but troubled developed late on Saturday. The air pump stopped working which caused the brakes to come on just outside Mytholmes Tunnel. Despite the best efforts of the crew, nothing seemed to be fixing the problem and accordingly assistance was summoned and came in due course in the shape of English Electric 0-6-0 D0226. The pump apparently coming back to life which meant that the two could run together back to Oxenhope.

Bar staff also rose to the occasion, reopening during the delay, providing delayed passengers with free soft and hot drinks to ease the disappointment of a delay to their journey.

The 3 photographs below show the locomotive at a standstill just below Ebor Bridge, D0226 reading for coupling up and the pair having arrived at Oxenhope as darkness creeps over the Valley.

With  5820 stopped for the problem to be investigated, MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 stepped into the breach on Sunday and this popular locomotive will continue, as scheduled, throughout the week on the half term timetable. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the Railway is being visited by Postman Pat®, with the result that an additional diesel service will operate throughout the day on all 3 days which will be in the hands of diesel railbus M79964.

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 Weekend 13th & 14th February 2016

For the last weekend before half-term, USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 will be hauling the steam service this weekend. Once again the diesel service will be in the hands of  diesel railbus M79964.

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 Weekend 6th & 7th February 2016

BR ‘Standard’ 4MT  4-6-0 75078 has now been withdrawn for its  annual inspection ready for the Winter Steam Gala and so USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 steps in on the steam service this weekend. The diesel service will be in the hands of  diesel railbus M79964.

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 24th & 26th December 2015 – 3rd January 2016

The final weekend of our Santa Steam Specials has now passed and the season comes to its climax with the final trains on Christmas Eve with BR 4MT 4-6-0 75078 taking Santa on his final journeys before he disappears to prepare for his big night ahead.

The final diesel service will again be in the hands of our class 101 diesel multiple unit.

But steam returns on Boxing Day with the Mince Pie Specials, which a year ago produced the best weather for winter photographs, after a dismal season weather-wise. Boxing day will see four round trips with 75078. For the rest of the Mince Pie Specials in 2015, USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 will see out the old year and 75078 will once again be out on the main line seeing in the new, through to 3rd January.

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 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 Weekend 7th & 8th November 2015

This weekend sees the Railway back to weekend running and the steam service will be hauled by USATC S160 2-8-0 5820. The diesel service will have the diesel railbus M79964 in action.

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.