Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend, 16th & 17th May 2020 and Mid-week 20th May 2020

This week our virtual roster takes us, once again, back to 2014, when not only was it the occasion of the Haworth 1940s weekend but also a special occasion when, on Saturday 17th May, Haworth Locomotive Works was witness to a ceremony of thanksgiving for the restoration of wartime locomotives WD 2-8-0 90733 from the UK, once more named for the day ‘Remembrance – less we forget’, and USTAC 2-8-0 5820 from the USA.

With last weekend’s celebration of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, it is poignant to remember our ceremony of 6 years ago, a day also celebrating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. The Liturgy and ‘Blessing’ was given by the Reverend Peter Mayo-Smith, Rector of Haworth and Psalm 121 was read by Andrew Simkins from the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society.

On Saturday Class 37 37 075 will be in virtual action, taking locomotive hauled stock in place of the scheduled Class 101 on the morning diesel service.

  • Saturday 16th May
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733
    Virtual Morning Diesel service – Diesel service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric No. 37 075
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Saturday Timetable.
  • Sunday 17th May
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable.
  • Wednesday 20th May
    Virtual Diesel Railcar service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Yellow Timetable.

For the full story of the dedication ceremony, click HERE.

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Bank Holiday Weekend 8th – 10th May and Mid-week 13th May 2020

This week we take our virtual weekend back to 2018. Due to VE Day celebrations on the 8th May taking place across the UK, we will be operating a virtual Blue timetable on each day, so it will be steam locomotives on all trains, Friday and Sunday and an early morning diesel service on Saturday, with steam for the rest of the day. The steam services will be in the hands of S160 5820 being joined by MR 4F 43924.

The Saturday morning diesel railcar service will operate with the Class 101 diesel multiple unit. This week sees the virtual return of the Wednesday Diesel Railcar service on 13th May.

  • Friday 8th May
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable.
  • Saturday 9th May
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Virtual Morning Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Saturday Timetable.
  • Sunday 10th May
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable.
  • Wednesday 13th May
    Virtual Diesel Railcar service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Yellow Timetable.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 25th & 26th April 2020

April is nearly over and for the last weekend of the month we are back to 2018 when USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 hauled the final steam services of April on Saturday and Sunday with the Class 101 diesel multiple unit providing the early service on Saturday morning and the early morning service and spare paths between steam trains on Sunday.

The motive power for the the weekend’s virtual passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 25th April
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Morning Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803

  • Timetable – Virtually Green Timetable
  • Sunday 26th April:
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable.

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.

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Mid-Week 6th – 9th April & Good Friday 2020

The virtual weekend with ‘City of Wells’ was a great success in the Spring sunshine. Now we enter Easter fortnight with a whole week of virtual passenger trains. For the weekend we time-warped back to 2015. For the weekday running and Good Friday its back one more year, to 2014 when three locomotives share duties.

The weekday service is in the hands of 43924 and, after returning from overhaul, earlier in the year in a pseudo-BR black livery as 95820, Good Friday sees ‘Big Jim’ re-appear in its newly applied authentic grey USATC livery together with a miraculously overhauled WD 90733. And if that was not enough, the morning diesel service will see the railbus replaced by diesel locomotive haulage.

  • Monday 6th April – Thursday 9th April
    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Timetable – Virtually Pink Timetable
  • Good Friday 10th April:
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733
    Virtual Diesel service – British Railways Type 1, Class 20 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 20 031
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable.

 

Locomotive Roster for the Spring Steam Gala Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March 2020

The motive power for the 2020 Spring Steam Gala will be as follows:

  • Friday 6th March – SIX locomotives
    Great Western Railway Class 41xx 2-6-2T 4144
    British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    LMS ‘Jubillee’ Class 4-6-0 45596 ‘Bahamas’
    LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85
    (Standby – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022)
  • Saturday 7th March – SEVEN Locomotives
    Great Western Railway Class 41xx 2-6-2T 4144
    British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    LMS ‘Jubillee’ Class 4-6-0 45596 ‘Bahamas’
    LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85
    (Standby – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820)
  • Sunday 8th March – SEVEN Locomotives
    Great Western Railway Class 41xx 2-6-2T 4144
    LMS ‘Jubillee’ Class 4-6-0 45596 ‘Bahamas’
    LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85
    (Standby – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241)

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.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 6th – 8th March for what promises to be another exciting KWVR Steam Gala

Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2020

The motive power for the weekend 22nd & 23rd February will be as follows:

  • Saturday 22nd February
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 23rd February:
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    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 14th & Sunday 15th December 2019

The motive power for the Santa Steam Special weekend 14th and 15th December will be as follows:

  • Saturday 14th December
    Santa Steam Special (steam south end) – LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212

    Standy – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Santa Steam Special (diesel north end) – British Railways Type 1, Class 20 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 20 031
    Diesel railcar service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Diesel Railcar  Timetable
  • Sunday 15th December
    Santa Steam Special (steam south end) – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

    Standy – LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    Santa Steam Special (diesel north end) – British Railways Type 1, Class 20 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 20 031
    Diesel railcar service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Diesel Railcar  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 12th & Sunday 13th October & Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th October 2019

The motive power for the weekend 12th & 13th October and Wednesday 16th October will be as follows:

  • Saturday 12th October
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924

    Diesel service – British Railways Type 1, Class 20 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 20 031

    Timetable – Blue Diesel & Ale Timetable
  • Sunday 13th October:
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803

    Timetable – Blue Timetable
  • Wednesday 16th October:
    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Yellow Timetable

Beer & Music Festival

There motive power for the first 2 days of the Beer & Music Festival

  • Thursday 17th October
    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Special Timetable
  • Friday 18th 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 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 5th & Sunday 6th October & Wednesday 9th October 2019

The motive power for the weekend 5th & 6th October and Wednesday 9th October will be as follows:

  • Saturday 5th October
    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 6th October:
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Timetable – Blue Timetable
  • Sunday 9th October:
    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Yellow 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 24th – Friday 30th August 2019

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

  • Saturday 24th August
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

    Diesel service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric 37 075
    Timetable – Summer Saturday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Sunday 25th August & Bank Holiday Monday 26th August:
  • Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Timetable – Bank Holiday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Tuesday 27th August – Friday 30th August:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    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 weekend 18th & 19th May & Wednesday 22nd May 2019

The motive power for this Haworth 1940s Weekend’s passenger services, when 3 steam and 1 diesel locomotive will be in operation will be as follows:

  • Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May:
    Steam services –
    USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
  • MR 4F 0-6-0 43924
  • BR Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
  • Diesel service –
    British Railways Type 2, Class 25 Diesel Electric 25 059
  • Wednesday 22nd May:
    Diesel service – Class 101 diesel multiple unit

Timetables:

  • Saturday & Sunday 20th May – Red Haworth 1940s timetable
  • Wednesday 10th April – Yellow 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 11th & 12th May 2019

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

  • Saturday 11th May:
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Diesel service – Class 101 diesel multiple unit
  • Sunday 12th May:
    Steam service -USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
  • Wednesday 15th May:
    Diesel service – There will be no mid-week diesel railcar service this week, as our Signals & Telegraph Department are undertaking essential maintenance at Damems Junction.

Timetables:

  • Saturday 11th May – Green timetable
  • Sunday 12th May – Blue timetable

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 27th & 28th April & Wednesday 1st May 2019

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

  • Saturday 27th April:
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Diesel & Ale service – British Railways Type 2, Class 25 Diesel Electric 25 059
  • Sunday 28th April:
    Steam service -USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
  • Wednesday 1st May:
    Diesel service – Class 101 diesel multiple unit

Timetables:

  • Saturday 6th April – Big Diesel Blue timetable
  • Sunday 7th April – Blue timetable
  • Wednesday 10th April – Yellow Timetable

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 Easter Weekend 20th – 22nd April & Tuesday 23rd – Friday 26th April 2019

The motive power for the Easter weekend and all next week’s passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 20th – Monday 22nd April:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 & British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
  • Tuesday 23rd – Friday 26th April:
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

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

If you have visited the KWVR and travelled along the Worth Valley, I am sure you will have encountered at least one of our young volunteers. One of those volunteers, 15 years old Joe Shaw, has joined the website team and, with a fair wind and school work permitting, Joe will be bringing news of what is happening in Haworth Shed and, hopefully in due course, other areas of the Railway. Those who follow Haworth Shed on Facebook, may well recognise some of the content, and thanks must go to the volunteers there for keeping us posted on what is happening to keep the wheels turning.

This article is the first of what we hope will be a regular feature of News@KWVR. We’ll let Joe take up the story ……

The KWVR has nearly 20 operational diesel and steam locomotives, to keep the wheels turning on all of these locomotives, without a doubt, is a challenge. However, fortunately at the KWVR, there is a team of hardworking, enthusiastic volunteers who work day and, sometimes, night to ensure that these locomotives are well maintained and are able to haul trains up and down the valley.

 

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Locomotive Roster Wednesday 17th, Beer & Music Festival 18th–21st & Weekdays 23rd-25th October 2018

There are 5 days of continuous passenger workings this week starting on Wednesday with our midweek diesel railcar service which, once again, will feature our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

One of the North of England’s best Beer & Music Festivals starts on Thursday at 12.30 and continues right through to Sunday evening with train services operating Thursday – Saturday until close of business late into the night and until early evening on Sunday when the Festival will close for another year. The services will be operated each day as follows.

Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th – Class 101 DMU

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th – Diesel Class 37 075 (morning diesel service), MR 0-6-0 43924, USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 and BR 4MT 4-6-0 75078

 

Sunday 21st – Class 101 DMU (morning diesel service), USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 and BR 4MT 4-6-0 75078

For the timetables in operation during the Festival, click HERE to download the timetables for all 4 days of the Beer & Music Festival.

The one week school half term is once again split over 2 weeks dependent on the education authority area so this year we will be operating a Tuesday – Thursday steam service for the next 2 weeks. The service for the 23rd – 25th October will be hauled by BR 4MT 4-6-0 75078.

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.