Locomotive Roster for Weekend 13th & 14th October and midweek railcar service

This news post normally covers the upcoming weekend and the following 5 days. However with the Beer & Music Festival starting next Thursday, 18th October, this bulletin covers just the weekend service and mid week. A special Beer & Music Festival locomotive roster update will be issued next week covering all 4 days of the Festival.

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 Midland Railway 4F 0-6-0 43924. 43924 and the Class 101 diesel multiple unit will continue on Sunday and the 101 will also operate the 6 round trips on the Wednesday diesel railcar service

The weekend timetables are the Green timetable on Saturday and the Winter Blue timetable on Sunday. Our midweek diesel railcar service which will operate to the Yellow timetable every Wednesday until 17th October.

Work continues at the north end of Haworth platform to raise it up to the same height as the rest, therefore approximately 180ft of platform will 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.

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 6th & 7th October and midweek railcar service

You know that Autumn is upon us and the Beer & Music Festival isn’t far away when the Blue Sunday timetable changes from two steam locomotives to one steam locomotive and a diesel railcar operating the second service.

The weekend timetables are the Green timetable on Saturday and the Winter Blue timetable on Sunday. Our midweek diesel railcar service which will operate to the Yellow timetable every Wednesday until 17th October.

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 4 coach train hauled by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241. Also making an appearance on Saturday will be USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 which will haul the last of the year’s Haworth Haddocks, this train requiring more pulling power than the Ivatt can provide. The Class 101 diesel multiple unit will continue on Sunday and will also operate the 6 round trips on Wednesday.

Work continues at the north end of Haworth platform to raise it up to the same height as the rest, therefore approximately 180ft of platform will 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.

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 29th & 30th September and Wednesday 3rd October 2018

This weekend sees the last of the Diesel & Ale Saturdays when a 2 train service will be in operation with the diesel service in the hands of Class 37 37 075, operating a revised GREEN timetable. A selection of real ales will be on offer in the buffet car, sponsored by Naylor’s Brewery from Cross Hills. The steam service will have USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 at its head.

On Sunday the BLUE timetable is in operation. The first train departs Oxenhope each day at 10.15 and the last departure of the day is 17.15 from Keighley. 5820 continues on Sunday and being joined by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241.

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.

Once again the Saturday early morning diesel railcar service will be in the hands of our Class 101 diesel multiple unit and this will also operate the 6 round trips on Wednesday.

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 15th & 16th September and midweek railcar service

After the exertions of our Civil Engineers, who have been tackling jobs at Oxenhope (south end points of the run round loop, Haworth (raising the north end of the platform to its correct height) and Oakworth (relaying track through the station) the weekend timetables revert back to the Green timetable on Saturday and Blue on Sunday. With Civil Week over and no weekday steam trains, we re-introduce our midweek diesel railcar service which will operate to the Yellow timetable every Wednesday until 17th October.

The weekend’s steam service starting from Oxenhope at 11.00 will be a 4 coach train behind USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 on both days and will be joined on Sunday by MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 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.

Visitors to the Railway will notice that the work to increase the height of Haworth platform is ongoing with the north end, approximately 180ft, 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.

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 8th & 9th September 2018

Normally, at this time of year, the Green timetable operates on Saturday and the Blue, 2 train timetable operates on Sunday. However next week is Civil Week when our Civil Engineers take over the line to undertake essential work to keep the Railway safe and in good order. In order to have the area ready, engineers trains may be operating in the train paths normally occupied by the 2nd service train on Sunday, so, for this weekend only, the Green timetable will operate on both days.

The early morning diesel service will be in the hands of our Class 101 diesel multiple unit with the steam service starting from Oxenhope at 11.00 behind MR 4F 0-6-0 43924

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 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.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 2nd & 3rd June and weekday to 8th June 2018

MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 has held the fort throughout the week and will continue on scheduled services on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday 43924 will be joined by USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 for 2 train running on Sunday when the Blue timetable operates.

This week is the start of weekday running that now lasts right through to September. There are 4 trains per day on the Pink timetable with 5820 providing the power on all services during this first week.

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.

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

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power is available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

Locomotive Roster for Bank Holiday Weekend and Weekday 29th May – 1st June 2018

This weekend sees the second of the Diesel & Ale Saturdays when a 2 train service will be in operation with the diesel service in the hands of Class 25 25 059. A selection of real ales will be on offer in the buffet car. The steam service will have British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 at its head.

On Sunday and Monday the Blue timetable is in operation on both days  so it will be steam locomotives on all trains. The first train departs Oxenhope each day at 10.15 and the last departure of the day is 17.15 from Keighley. 75078 continues on Sunday and Monday being joined by MR 4F 0-6-0 43924.

Steam hauled services continue throughout the week, 75078 retiring to Haworth Shed after 3 days work and 43924 continues for the rest of the weekday service. Tuesday sees the first scenic bus tours between Haworth and Oxenhope when, weather permitting, an open top bus may be used giving a wonderful vista over the Valley

Away from the passenger service, there will be a tour of Haworth Works on Thursday, meet at Haworth Station at 14.00 where your guide will meet you to take you on the tour.

The Diesel & Ale GREEN timetable is in operation Saturday, the BLUE timetable on Sunday and the ORANGE train / bus timetable Tuesday – Friday. Please click HERE to visit the main website.

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power is available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 12th & 13th May and Mid-week 16th May 2018

USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 is back this weekend at the head of the steam service on Saturday and Sunday. The diesel service will be in the capable hands of our Class 101 diesel multiple unit which will also be on duty on the Wednesday railcar service. Seen as a “modern” form of rail travel, this class of diesel unit was itself introduced over 60 years ago.

First train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with 5820 operating from 11.00 and on Sunday, the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15, 5820 working a two train service with the diesel railcar.

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

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power is available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate

Locomotive Roster for Bank Holiday Weekend and Mid-week 9th May 2018

This weekend sees the first of the Diesel & Ale Saturdays when a 2 train service will be in operation with the diesel service, sponsored by Eagle Crag Brewery, in the hands of Class 20 20 031. A selection of Eagle Crag real ales will be on offer in the buffet car. The steam service will have USATC S160 2-8-0 no. 5820 at its head.

On Sunday and Monday the Blue timetable is in operation on both days  so it will be steam locomotives on all trains. The first train departs Oxenhope each day at 10.15 and the last departure of the day is 17.15 from Keighley. 5820 continues on Sunday and Monday being joined by MR 4F 0-6-0 43924. Away from the passenger service, there will be a tour of Haworth Works on Saturday and Sunday, meet at Haworth Station at 12.30 and 13.00 respectively.

The diesel railcar services operates on Wednesday with the Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

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

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power is available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 28th & 29th April and Mid-week 2nd May 2018

April is nearly over and for the last weekend of the month, USATC s-160 2-8-0 5820 will haul steam services on Saturday and Sunday.

On Wednesday we will be running our midweek diesel railcar service. Diesel services at the weekend and mid-week will be in the capable hands of our Class 101 diesel multiple unit which, thought of as modern in its day, is a class of diesel unit introduced over 60 years ago.

First train on Saturday departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with 5820 operating from 11.00 and on Sunday, the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15, 5820 working a two train service with the diesel railcar.

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

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power is available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 21st & 22nd April and Mid-week 25th April 2018

With ‘Nunlow’ having bowed out last weekend, this weekend sees the Railway back to normality with MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 back at the head of this weekend’s steam service on Saturday and Sunday. On Wednesday we will be running our midweek diesel railcar service. Diesel services will be in the capable hands of our Class 101 diesel multiple unit which, thought of as modern in its day, is a class of diesel unit introduced over 60 years ago.

First train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with 43924 operating from 11.00 and on Sunday, the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15, 43924 working a two train service with the diesel railcar.

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

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power is available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 14th & 15th April and Mid-week 18th April 2018

USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 is back this weekend at the head of the steam service on Saturday and Sunday. Daily running over the Easter period has now come to an end so we see the return of our midweek diesel railcar service on Wednesday.

First train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with 5820 operating from 11.00 and on Sunday, the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15, 5820 working a two train service with the diesel railcar.

With Spring now upon us (in theory at least) the railbus has been retired to Haworth Shed and the diesel service will be in the capable hands of our Class 101 diesel multiple unit which will also be on duty on the Wednesday railcar service. Seen as a “modern” form of rail travel, this class of diesel unit was itself introduced over 60 years ago.

Nunlow’s Nightcap

This Saturday sees the last day in service before overhaul of the Bahamas Locomotive Society’s, Hudswell Clark 0-6-0T no. 1704 ‘Nunlow’. Starting at 16.10 from Oxenhope, ‘Nunlow will be operating 3 round trips the full length of the branch before retiring to the BLS Loco Works at Ingrow West.

A special ale, Nunlow’s Nightcap’, has been brewed by Bridgehouse Brewery to mark the occasion and there will be live music from the popular cover band, ‘Wired’, between 18.20 and 19.00 on Platform 4 at Keighley. For all the information visit the Nunlow’s Nighcap page of the website.

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power is available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

Photographers visiting the Railway to capture Nunlow’s last stand, will also have the bonus of 5820 operating the ‘Haworth ‘Haddock’.

 

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 7th & 8th April and weekday to 13th April 2018

BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 has held the fort throughout the week and should be taking a well earned break this weekend. USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 is scheduled to takes its place at the head of the steam service on Saturday and Sunday. However, with 5820 having had to be withdrawn last weekend for repairs to be carried out, should the work not be concluded in time, 75078 will step into the breach, and its rest will have to wait until Monday.

The Easter half term programme of services continue Monday – Friday when MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 will provide the power on all services during the week.

The diesel services on Saturday and Sunday will be handled by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit, with the diesel railbus retired to the comparative warmth of Haworth Shed.

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, working a two train service with the diesel multiple unit. Weekday has the pink timetable in use with the first service leaving Oxenhope at 10.00.

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

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power is available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 17th & 18th March and Mid-week 21st March 2018

The Spring Gala has been hailed a great success by everyone that attended and the crews and railway volunteers certainly delivered what one person described as the best KWVR Gala he had attended.

However, all good things must come to end and our guest locomotives, 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’ and 53808 have returned by road to their respective home railways, the Great Central at Loughborough and the West Somerset Railway at Minehead respectively. However one guest locomotive has stayed behind  and steam services will run on Saturday and Sunday, this weekend with Ian Riley’s LMS Class 5MT ‘Black 5’  4-6-0 44871 as the motive power.

The weekend diesel service will once again have railbus M79964 providing the accommodation. However the Wednesday railcar service will see the Class 101 diesel multiple unit making a re-appearance after a while on the sidelines.

On Saturday the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with 44871 operating from 11.00 and on Sunday, the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15, working a two train service with the diesel railbus.

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.