Locomotive Roster for Week 18th – 21st and weekend 22nd & 23rd April 2107

With Easter weekend running completed we return to the pink timetable during the week and our winter green and blue timetables in operation at the weekend. All steam turns during the week and at the weekend will be in the hands of BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078.

The Saturday diesel turn and the first 2 on Sunday will have our Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit running the service. On Sunday, after 2 round trips, the DMU gives way to English Electric 0-6-0 D0226 which will haul a short passenger train of suburban coaches for the remainder of the day.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 17th & 18th September and Wednesday 21st September 2016

The Civil Gang are busy ripping up Oakworth level crossing and putting it all back together again with a new surface, after years of taking a pounding from traffic up and down Station Road. These 4 images show progress up to Wednesday afternoon.

With the level crossing back in action for the weekend, the Railway returns to the Green and Blue timetables on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Over the 2 days, BR 4MT 75078 will be at the head of the main service being joined on Sunday by Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T no. 85.

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The Class 101 DMU will operate the Saturday morning diesel service but on Sunday, English Electric 0-6-0 D0226 will be at the head of the early morning service.

Mid-week sees the return of the Wednesday diesel railbus service when either the Class 101 will operate or the diesel railbus M79964.

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.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 13th & 14th August and all next week to Friday 19th August 2016

MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 has been at the head of weekday services this week and now takes a rest for a water change, with BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 taking over for the weekend, then continuing throughout the week on the weekday steam service. On Saturday the early morning diesel service will be in the hands of the Class 101 diesel multiple unit but Sunday sees English Electric 0-6-0 D0226 at the head of coaching stock on the Sunday morning diesel service.

43924 returns on Sunday, taking over from D0226 on the 11.45 ex-Oxenhope.

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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.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 25th & 26th June and all next week to Friday 1st July 2016

Saturday sees the third of our ‘Big Diesel’ days when our normal early morning diesel railbus is rested and one of our mainline diesels, hauling coaching, stock takes its place and operates throughout the day in addition to our steam service

This Saturday’s diesel haulage will be provided by English Electric Class 20 no. 20 031. 20 031 is not the only diesel haulage this weekend as Sunday will see 0-6-0 diesel shunter D0226 on the early morning railcar service for two round trips from Oxenhope to Keighley.

The main steam locomotive this weekend and throughout the week will be BR Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078, joined on Sunday by MR 4F 0-6-0 43924

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.

Steam & Diesel Locomotive Roster for Weekend 9th & 10th May 2015

This weekend sees the second of the Railway’s steam and diesel weekends with the railcar turns taken over by locomotive hauled passenger stock, in response to requests from diesel enthusiasts for more diesel locomotive haulage.

From the first service in the morning at 09.00 to the last diesel service of the day on Saturday, motive power will be provided by English Electric Class 37 37 075. This means that there is a full 2 train service in operation.

D0226-150412'1-RBaSunday sees the return of the Blue Timetable, 2 steam train operation but the early morning diesel service, starting at 09.00 from Oxenhope, will have English Electric 0-6-0 D0226 ‘Vulcan’ (seen here on the first weekend’s diesel locomotive services in April), on its second outing on passenger duty, until steam takes over for the rest of the day with the 13.15 departure from Oxenhope.

On the steam service, USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 will be in operation on both days being joined on Sunday by MR 0-6-0 4F 43924.

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

Featured image: Paul Livsey. Photo: Robert Batty

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.

Steam & Diesel Locomotive Roster for Weekend 11th & 12th April 2015

This weekend sees the first diesel railbus turns taken over by locomotive hauled passenger stock, in response to requests from diesel enthusiasts for more diesel locomotive haulage.

From the first service in the morning at 09.00 to the last diesel service of the day on Saturday, motive power will be provided by English Electric Class 37 37 075. This means that there is a full 2 train service in operation.

Sunday sees Class 101 DMU on the diesel turn until the 13.15 from Oxenhope when 0-6-0 D0226 (seen here on Tour de France Sunday, 2014) has a rare outing on passenger duty for the rest of the day.

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On the steam service, WD 2-8-0 90733 will be in operation for both days.

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

Featured image: Robin Lush. Photo: Inspiring Images

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.

KWVR introduces new Saturday Diesel Locomotive Service

Following the decision not to hold a Diesel Gala weekend during 2015, the Railway has been looking at ways to operate our diesel locomotives on duties that may prove attractive to visitors. We already use the diesel locomotives for morning duties on bank holiday weekends, some special events, and on selected Summer Saturdays, but we recognised these short early morning duties weren’t ideal for enthusiasts to attend and enjoy riding behind their favourite locomotives.

We are now pleased to confirm that a diesel locomotive hauled train will operate ALL DAY on the following Saturdays: 11th April, 9th May, 13th June, 11th July and 8th August which will operate in addition to the steam train service. Starting at 09.00 from Oxenhope, the diesel loco hauled train will replace the diesel railcar service and operate 6 round trips of the line, finishing back at Oxenhope at 17.25. A real-ale buffet car will also be provided on these trains*. In addition, normal fares will be charged. An all-day Rover ticket costing only £16 is excellent value for a full day behind your favourite locomotive.

Update – 15th march 2015

In addition it has now been announced that on Sunday 12th April D0226 will haul the 1315, 1445 and 1615 from Oxenhope and 1400, 1530 and 1700 from Keighley. On Sunday 10th May D0226 will haul the 0900, 1015 and 1145 from Oxenhope and 0940, 1100 and 1230 from Keighley.

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Locomotive Roster Weekend 20th & 21st September

With the line still severed between Oakworth and Haworth, a steam shuttle will once again operate between Oxenhope and Haworth. A diesel service will operate on the northern section between Keighley and Oakworth. In addition a vintage bus service, operated by Classic Vehicles of Yesteryear, will operate between Ingrow and Haworth.

Click HERE for the special timetable. With no run-round facility at Haworth, the steam service once again will be top and tailed with WD 2-8-0 90733 at the south (uphill end) and English Electric 0-6-0 diesel D0226 or Class 25 diesel 25 059 at the northern end. Further down the Valley the diesel service will utilise our Class 101, 2 car DMU.

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.

Featured image: Neil Harvey

Locomotive Roster Weekend 13th & 14th September

With the line severed between Oakworth and Haworth a steam shuttle will operate between Oxenhope and Haworth only and a diesel service between Keighley and Oakworth. In addition a vintage bus service operated by Classic Vehicles of Yesteryear will operate between Ingrow and Haworth.

Click here for the special timetable. With no run-round facility at Haworth, the steam service will be top and tailed with WD 2-8-0 90733 at the south (uphill end) and English Electric 0-6-0 diesel D0226 at the northern end. Further down the Valley the diesel service will utilise our Class 101, 2 car DMU.

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.

Featured image: Trevor Gower

KWVR – The Tour de France Railway

TdF6_IIJuly 6th, 2014 will go down in the history of the Keighley and Worth Valley, as the day when the Railway ran a record number of trains staffed by a record number of volunteers although, whether it carried a record number of passengers is disputable. Oh, and there is the matter of a cycle race that took place watched by a record number of people by the roadside. So records tumbled throughout the weekend as Le Grand Depart of The Tour de France took Yorkshire by storm.

The photographs only tell part of the story. Behind the photographs were weeks of planning and behind the scenes work on rolling stock, catering requirements and so much more which all came together to produce an intensive train service, the like of which the Railway has never seen in its long and humble existence. This was more like commuting into a big city rather than a journey along a quiet Yorkshire railway by-way.

Photo: inspiring images

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Locomotive Roster for 1st – 7th July – Tour de France Weekend

Throughout the weekend there will be a rotation of the three working steam locomotives:

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5820-140601_IIUSATC 2-8-0 5820
43924-130619_CSMR 4F 0-6-0 43924

25-059-140607_FRThese will be supplemented by Class 25 25 059 and Vulcan 0-6-0 diesel D0226 with the Class 101 diesel multiple unit working the diesel service on Friday, Saturday and Monday

D0226-PS1st – 3rd July: Pink Timetable with 5820 on the steam service

101-140621'2_PLaFor the timetable in operation between 4th and the 7th July, click here

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