Virtual Locomotive Roster for May Half-Term 2020

This week on our virtual look back in time, we go back 4 years to 2016 when not only did we have three steam locomotives lined up with BR Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 and WD 2-8-0 90733 taking the holiday weekend services with MR 0-6-0 4F 43924 operating weekdays. but Class 37 37 075 was in operation on Saturday. Back in 2016 we also had our Class 101 DMU on a Keighley – Damems shuttle on the Saturday and all the morning diesel services, Sunday and Monday, but a virtual 2020 does not have these alternative services.)

  • Saturday 23rd May
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078

    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 Saturday Blue Timetable
  • Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May:
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable
  • Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th May
    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    In addition there will be a virtual scenic vintage tour bus between Haworth & Oxenhope
    Timetable – Virtually Orange Timetable

 

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend 18th & 19th April 2020

In 2017 ‘Flying Scotsman’ ran the Saturday and Sunday services but, in our virtual world 60103, will return to the National Railway Museum after services end on the 17th April. This weekend we are back to 2015 and will see the return of BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 at the head of all timetabled steam services after a prolonged absence for boiler repairs. The Class 101 diesel multiple unit, will provide the early service on Saturday morning and the early morning service and spare paths between steam trains on Sunday.

  • Saturday 18th April
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Virtual Morning Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Green Timetable
  • Sunday 19th April:
    Virtual Steam service – Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Virtual Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually 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.

Virtual Locomotive Allocation for Easter Week, 11th – 17th April

Our virtual rosters appear to be well received so this week we go back to 2017 and the unforgettable week we had with a famous celebrity. With social isolation now biting into all our lives, it’s time to bring back the virtual crowds to our part of West Yorkshire. This week we go back to Saturday 1st April for our Easter week roster of virtual running and whilst our guest locomotive is heading from Oxenhope to Carlisle, two stalwarts of our steam fleet are holding the fort on Saturday and Sunday.

But on Monday 10th April the virtual crowds will flock to the Worth Valley to see our star of the show, BR (LNER ) A3 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman.

DAY 6: Under blue cloudless skies, ‘Flying Scotsman’ powers out up Keighley Bank.

We start the Easter weekend with two steam locomotives operating both days of the weekend and our diesel multiple unit on Saturday plus three locomotives in steam from Monday, 13th, right through to the following Friday, 17th April. Indeed, these are exciting virtual times indeed.

  • Saturday 11th April
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Diesel service – Metropolitan-Cammel Diesel Multiple Unit Class 101 No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable
  • Easter Sunday 12th April:
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable.
  • Easter Monday 13th April – Friday 17th April
    Virtual Steam Service – BR (LNER ) A3 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman (Oxenhope end) plus WD 2-8-0 90733 (Keighley end)
    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Timetable – Virtually Special Train & bus timetable (pay on the day – Flying Scotsman advance tickets ONLY!)).

 

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Passenger Train Banking

Under normal operating conditions the banking of passenger trains by a steam locomotive is not permitted. In the past when passenger services have been top and tailed by a steam engine the “banking” engine is towed and gives no assistance. As most will know, Flying Scotsman is not an ideal engine for a twisting 5 mile branchline with severe gradients on tight curves and tight turnouts.

Some have asked questions about the easing of the branch axle loading to allow ‘Scotsman’ to operate on the line. 60103 exceeds the permitted axle load for the KWVR and is not permitted to pass over a curve of less than 6 chains radius. Its operation has been authorised subject to a number of special restrictions, in particular, 60103 will be limited to 20 mph and must not slip when passing over 4 of our bridges as slipping may damage the bridges in question.

To minimise the risk of slipping the train, which will consist of 8 coaches (including 2 Pullman coaches), will be banked in the rear by our own locomotive and should result in some spectacular departures from Keighley.

Working hard, 90733 gives rear assistance , non-stop through Ingrow. Banking trial 4th February, 90733 gives rear assistance non-stop through Ingrow.

 

Locomotive Roster for the week Saturday 13th – Friday 19th July 2019

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

  • Saturday 13th July
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Diesel service – Metropolitan-Cammel Diesel Multiple Unit Class 101 No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
  • Sunday 14th July:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85 (final Vintage Train of the season)
  • Monday 15th July – Friday 19th July:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022

Timetables:

  • Saturday 13th July – Green timetable
  • Sunday 14th July – Blue Vintage Trains timetable
  • Monday 15th July – 19th July – 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 6th – Friday 12th July 2019

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

  • Saturday 6th July
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Diesel service – Metropolitan-Cammel Diesel Multiple Unit Class 101 No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
  • Sunday 7th July:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85 (penultimate Vintage Train of the season)
  • Monday 8th July – Friday 12th July:
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924

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 29th June – Friday 5th July 2019

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

  • Saturday 29th June
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Diesel service – Metropolitan-Cammel Diesel Multiple Unit Class 101 No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
  • Sunday 30th June:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85 (Vintage Train)
  • Monday 24th June – Friday 28th June:
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85

Timetables:

  • Saturday 22nd June – Green timetable
  • Sunday 23rd June – Blue Vintage Trains timetable
  • Monday 24th June – 28th June – 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 22nd – Friday 28th June 2019

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

  • Saturday 22nd June
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078

    Diesel service – Metropolitan-Cammel Diesel Multiple Unit Class 101 No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
  • Sunday 23rd June:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85 (Vintage Train)
  • Monday 24th June – Friday 28th June:
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924

Timetables:

  • Saturday 22nd June – Green timetable
  • Sunday 23rd June – Blue Vintage Trains timetable
  • Monday 24th June – 28th June – 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 25th May – Friday 31st May 2019

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

  • Saturday 24th May:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Diesel & Ale service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 Co – Co Diesel Electric No.  37 075
  • Sunday 25th & Monday 26th and ‘Princesses & Superheroes’ event Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th May:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
  • Tuesday 27th & Friday 31st May:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078

Timetables:

  • Saturday 24th May – Big Diesel Blue timetable
  • Sunday 25th & Monday 26th May – Blue timetable
  • Tuesday 27th & Friday 31st May – Orange Train & Vintage Tour Bus Timetable
  • Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th May – Princess & Superheroes 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 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 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.

 

Locomotive Roster for the weekend 13th & 14th April & Monday 15th – Good Friday 19th April 2019

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

  • Saturday 13th April:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Diesel service – Class 101 diesel multiple unit
  • Sunday 14th April:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Diesel service – Class 101 diesel multiple unit
  • Monday 15th – Thursday 18th April:
    Steam service – Midland Railway 4F 0-6-0 43924
  • Good Friday – 19th April:
    Steam Service – Midland Railway 4F 0-6-0 43924 & British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022

Timetables:

  • Saturday 13th April – Green timetable
  • Sunday 14th April – Blue timetable
  • Monday 15th – Thursday 18th April – Pink Timetable
  • Good Friday 19th April – Bank Holiday 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 Weekend 27th & 28th October and midweek service, 30th & 31st October and 1st November 2018

With the forecast of icy winds coming down from the Arctic with the coldest weekend since April anticipated, we know that Winter, and therefore Santa Steam Specials, are only just around the corner. As well as weekend running, some schools are on holiday next week, so once again we are offering steam hauled services Tuesday – Thursday

The weekend timetables are the Green timetable on Saturday and the Winter Blue timetable on Sunday. Our midweek steam service which will operate to the Pink timetable.

The Class 101 diesel multiple unit will start the ball rolling at 09.00 on Saturday and the weekend’s steam service starts from Oxenhope at 11.00 with a 6 coach train hauled by BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078.  75078 and our Class 101 diesel multiple unit will continue with the two train service on Sunday.

The weekday service starts at 10.00 on Tuesday with Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 operating 4 round trips with 4 coaches including the real ale buffet car.

Work on raising the north end of Haworth platform to the same height as the rest was completed in time for the Beer & Music Festival, so passengers will now be able to alight from trains without facing the large drop to the platform that has existed for far too many years.

 

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 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.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 22nd & 23rd September and midweek railcar service

The weekend’s timetables are once again the Green timetable on Saturday and Blue on Sunday. The midweek diesel railcar service will operate to the Yellow timetable every Wednesday until 17th October. Work continues to increase the height of the north end of Haworth platform, approximately 180ft, so this area is once again out of bounds to visitors and permit holders wishing to access the trackside, from Haworth Station. This restriction will continue until all reconstruction work has been completed.

The weekend’s steam service starting from Oxenhope at 11.00 will be a 5 coach train behind BR Standard 4 4-6-0 75078 with this locomotive continuing on a 4 coach on Sunday. The relief train on Sunday will be hauled by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 on the 3 coach suburban set. Once again the Saturday early morning diesel service will be in the hands of our Class 101 diesel multiple unit and this will also operate the 5 round trips on Wednesday.

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 Weekend 1st & 2nd September and weekdays to 7th September 2018

It seems like only a few weeks ago that we were advising everyone of the locomotives for the first weekend of the Summer timetable with daily running and the vintage Haworth – Oxenhope tour bus, and here we are now giving details of the last weekend when the tour bus runs and the last week of steam hauled weekday trains. This summer has not been without its challenges with steam struggling to hold its place at the head of our trains with the searing sun’s rays scorching the lineside grasses and making grass fires a real risk. Thankfully the KWVR faired better than many similar lines and we were able to run most of our trains steam hauled.

For this final week of all week running we will have 4 steam locomotives in operation. The weekend steam service starts with BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078, continuing on from this weeks weekday service. 75078 will haul 4 of the day’s services before handing over to USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 that will be at the head of the last Oxenhope – Keighley – Oxenhope service and, also, that evening’s Haworth Haddock.

5820 continues on Sunday and will be joined by LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal tank’ 1054, courtesy of the Bahamas Locomotive Society at Ingrow,  hauling 3 suburban coaches, making an interesting contrast to the corridor coaches behind 5820.

The diesel services on Saturday will be handled by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

5820 and 1054 retire on Sunday evening to be replaced by the Railway’s iconic red Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 hauling 3 BR mark 1 corridor coaches for the last week of every day steam trains.

On Saturday the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with steam locomotive trains operating from 11.00 and on Sunday, the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15. Weekday services start at 10.00.

In addition the vintage tour bus will be in operation every day.

Timetables:
Saturday- Green
Sunday – Blue
Weekend – Bus Timetable
Weekday – Pink

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.

Advance notice: Due to the start of our annual Civil Week, the Green timetable will be in operation on both Saturday and Sunday, 8th & 9th September.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 25th & 26th August, Bank Holiday and weekdays to 31st August 2018

This weekend, we have ‘Big Jim’, USATC S160 2-8-0 5820,  at the head of steam services on all three days of the Bank Holiday Weekend.

On Sunday and Monday 5820 and will be joined by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 hauling the suburban set of coaches.

The diesel service this Saturday will be locomotive hauled with our monthly Diesel & Ale train running throughout Saturday alongside our steam hauled service. This Saturday’s Steam & Ale Train is scheduled to be hauled by Class 25, 25 059. There will be a real ale bar on both the diesel and steam services

On Saturday (Green Diesel & Ale Timetable) the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel) at 09.00 with steam locomotive trains operating from 11.00 and on Sunday and Monday (Blue Timetable), the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15. On Saturday & Sunday the Vintage Tour Bus will be giving Haworth – Oxenhope bus tours around the Valley, free to holders of Rover tickets, and will operate to a specific Bus Timetable.

For the last week of the Summer timetable, the Orange Timetable operates (Tuesday – Friday) with the first service leaving Oxenhope at 10.00 The Orange Timetable includes the Haworth – Oxenhope tour bus which, on dry days, will be provided by an open top double decker for unrivalled views of the local countryside. Tuesday to Friday passenger services will be hauled by BR, Class 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.

 

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 18th & 19th August and weekdays to 24th August 2018

This weekend BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 will head steam services on Saturday having put in sterling effort throughout the week.

However, the locomotive retires at the end of the day to be replaced by USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 for the last round trip of the day and then heading the evening’s Haworth Haddock dining train. 5820 then continues on Sunday and will haul 6 coach trains throughout the week.

On Sunday there will be an rare appearance on a service train of the National Trust’s LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ 1054, courtesy of the Bahamas Locomotive Society at Ingrow, hauling a 3 suburban set of coaches plus the NER ‘Old Gentleman’s Saloon’ which has been hired for a private party.

The diesel services on Saturday will be handled by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

On Saturday the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with steam locomotive hauled trains operating from 11.00 and on Sunday, the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15.

In addition the vintage tour bus will be in operation every day.

Timetables:
Saturday- Green
Sunday – Blue
Weekend – Bus Timetable
Weekday – Orange (train and bus)

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 Weekend 11th & 12th August and weekdays to 17th August 2018

This weekend BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 will head steam services on both days and will continue throughout the week, completing a 7 day operating stint.

On Sunday there will be an interesting pairing harking back to the last steam hauled services on the branch in BR days. In addition to 75078 on the main service train, it will be joined by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 hauling just 3 coaches reminiscent of services in 1950s as depicted here of classmate 41273 on a Keighley – Oxenhope push-pull train standing at Oxenhope ready to return northwards. In 2018 however the ex-LMS coaches will be replaced by 3 suburban coaches, making an interesting contrast to the corridor coaches behind 75078

The diesel services on Saturday will be handled by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

On Saturday the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with steam locomotive trains operating from 11.00 and on Sunday, the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15.

In addition the vintage tour bus will be in operation every day.

Timetables:
Saturday- Green
Sunday – Blue
Weekend – Bus Timetable
Weekday – Orange (train and bus)

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 Weekend 21st & 22nd July and weekdays to 27th July 2018

Firstly, an apology for the non-appearance of the roster for last weekend and the current week. Due to the ongoing fire risk plus outstanding repairs it was not possible to post the roster in advance.

Despite rain in the last week the fire risk continues and our trackside is still tinder dry but, unlike the ‘big’ railway, there is no steam ban on the KWVR and steam passenger services continue.

This weekend BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 will head steam services on both days and footplate crews being urged to drive steam locomotives sympathetically to the conditions. With a 6 coach train on Saturday and with conditions in mind these trains will be “banked” by English Electric 0-6-0 diesel D0226 ‘Vulcan’.

On Sunday 75078 continues alone on a 5 coach formation and will be joined by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 on the our Sunday Vintage Train service. Conditions are still too dry to roster LNWR 0-6-2T 1054 which is less powerful than the Ivatt.

The diesel services on Saturday will be handled by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

On Saturday (Green Timetable) the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with steam locomotive trains operating from 11.00 and on Sunday (Blue Vintage Train Timetable), the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15.

This week sees the introduction of the Orange Timetable (Monday – Friday) with the first service leaving Oxenhope at 10.00 hauled by BR ‘Ivatt Tank’ 2-6-2T 41241, resplendent in  its KWVR / LMS crimson lake re-opening livery, and this locomotive will continue throughout the week. The Orange Timetable hails the introduction of the Haworth – Oxenhope tour bus which, on dry days will be provided by an open top double decker for unrivalled views of the local countryside.

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 Weekend 7th & 8th July and weekdays to 13th July 2018

With the hot weather continuing and our trackside tinder dry, it has been a challenging week for the Railway, but, there is no steam ban on the KWVR and steam passenger services continue, but this weekend with a little help from the rear.

This weekend BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 will head steam services on both days as footplate crews are urged to drive steam locomotives sympathetically to the conditions. With this in mind these trains will be “banked” by BR Class 20 diesel 20 031.

This pairing continues on Sunday when we will also have the second of our vintage Sundays which this weekend will be headed by MR 4F 0-6-0 43924.

The diesel services on Saturday will be handled by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

On Saturday the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with steam locomotive trains operating from 11.00 and on Sunday, the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15.

Weekday has the Pink timetable in use with the first service leaving Oxenhope at 10.00 and after a successful return at our 50th Anniversary Gala these services will be hauled by BR ‘Ivatt Tank’ 2-6-2T 41241, resplendent in  its KWVR / LMS crimson lake re-opening livery, the first time the ‘Ivatt’ has operated a service train since restoration.

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.