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Sadly, this year, we will not have two WW2 locomotives in operation as USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 has been withdrawn for essential repairs.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.

Haworth 1940s Weekend – Travel & Parking

Over this weekend Haworth village will host tens of thousands of visitors, mostly in costume, and consequently road access is not easy, with parking sometimes being a mile or more away from the centre of events. So let the train take the strain as the Railway has a big part to play in bringing people to this wonderful event.

For people who come all the way by Rail, via the national network, you can use the cross platform interchange at Keighley.

Those who choose to come by road can use one of our car parks at Oxenhope (where there is an overflow car park just up the hill on the left), Ingrow or Keighley. If the Keighley Car Park is full, then there is a huge car park on the other side of Keighley Station, off Dalton Lane, which is provided courtesy of the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College.

On Saturday and Sunday EXTRA FREE car parking has been arranged NEXT to Ingrow West Station, so even more reason to “let the train take the strain”.

For the times of trains from your chosen station, visit the Times & Fares page of the KWVR website

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.

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.

Haworth 1940s Weekend 13th, 14th & 15th May 2016

Friday 13th – Sunday the 15th is the time in the Worth Valley when the 1940’s comes to Haworth Village, arguably the best 1940s celebration from all those that take part throughout the UK.

Whilst celebrations are in full flow ‘up the hill’, meanwhile down in the Valley, the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway will play its part in recreating the period.

This video from the Penny Steam archives of the 2015 weekend gives an excellent flavour of what the railway has to offer to complement this wonderful weekend of celebration.

Pullman-DiningPullman Afternoon Teas

In the Exhibition Shed at Oxenhope, dressed in 1940s outfits, our catering volunteers will be serving Afternoon Teas on board one of our elegant Pullman coaches. The Exhibition Shed will be suitably decked out for the period and music of the time will be played as a background to eating your afternoon tea in style.

Travel by Train

Because of the numbers that visit Haworth for the event the surrounding roads are very busy, consequently road access to the event is not easy, with parking sometimes being a mile or more away from the centre of events. Here the Railway has a big part to play in transporting people through the Valley to Haworth. If you are coming by car use one of our car parks at Oxenhope, Ingrow or Keighley. If the Keighley car park is full, then there is a large car park on the other side of Keighley Station, off Dalton Lane, which is provided courtesy of the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College.

However, if you let the train take the strain, via the national network, passengers can use the cross platform interchange at Keighley and take the frequent train service all the way up the Valley to Haworth.

Spring 2015 in Photos

Spring was a busy time on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway starting with Easter at the beginning of April. We introduced a new, once a month diesel locomotive service and over the Bank Holiday weekend, The Railway Children’s Weekend followed by the Haworth 1940s Weekend. Event organisers continued their hard work with a very successful 3 day visit to the Railway by the famous bear from Peru, Paddington, and our photographic look is back rounded off with West Country Pacific, 34092 ‘Wells’ drawing the crowds at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s Steam to West event. And we finish this Spring retrspective with two June videos, including the first Vintage Trains of the Summer. Continue reading

Locomotive Roster for 2015 Haworth 1940s Weekend, 15th – 17th May

In a repeat performance of 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.

Having been in action for last Saturday’s diesel day, Class 37 37 075 will once again be in action, taking locomotive hauled stock in place of the scheduled Class 101 or DRB on the morning diesel service.

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

Featured image: Chris King

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.

Haworth 1940s Weekend 15th, 16th & 17th May 2015

Friday 15th – Sunday the 17th is the time in the Worth Valley when the 1940’s comes to Haworth Village, arguably the best 1940s celebration from all those that take part throughout the UK.

Whilst celebrations are in full flow ‘up the hill’, meanwhile down in the Valley, the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway will play its part in recreating the period.

This video from the Penny Steam archives of the 2014 weekend gives an excellent flavour of what the railway has to offer to complement this wonderful weekend of celebration.

Pullman-DiningPullman Afternoon Teas

In the Exhibition Shed at Oxenhope, dressed in 1940s outfits, our catering volunteers will be serving Afternoon Teas on board one of our elegant Pullman coaches. The Exhibition Shed will be decked out in celebration of Victory in Europe and music of the time will be played as a background to eating your afternoon tea in style.

Travel by Train

Because of the numbers that visit Haworth for the event the surrounding roads are very busy, consequently road access to the event is not easy, with parking sometimes being a mile or more away from the centre of events. Here the Railway has a big part to play in transporting people through the Valley to Haworth. If you are coming by car use one of our car parks at Oxenhope, Ingrow or Keighley. If the Keighley car park is full, then there is a large car park on the other side of Keighley Station, off Dalton Lane, which is provided courtesy of the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College.

However, if you let the train take the strain, via the national network, passengers can use the cross platform interchange at Keighley and take the frequent train service all the way up the Valley to Haworth.

Regular visitors will know that it is a steep climb from the station up the hill to the village. Fear not! A very frequent vintage bus service is provided all day to connect with trains at Haworth Station to take passengers to the top of the village, and it is all free of charge.

Haworth 1940’s Weekend in pictures and video

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On the 20th May we reported on the ceremony to dedicate two locomotives, WD 2-8-0 90733 and USATC S160 2-8-0 5820, in recognition of the thousands of similar locomotives and railwaymen that played their part in World War 2. Click here to see the report of the dedication ceremony

For the second year in succession, 90733 was temporarily named ‘Remembrance – Lest We Forget’ and both engines carried commemorative wreaths on both days. Throughout the weekend, whilst Haworth bathed in the Spring sunshine and revellers enjoyed the atmosphere in period costumes, the Railway ran a two train service ferrying passengers through the “war torn” Worth Valley.

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Video

It Ain’t Half Hot, Dad

No Worth Valley event would be complete without the customary video from Penny Steam, and yet again Ken and his faithful companion, Penny, do not disappoint with this preview of his video of the Haworth 1940’s celebration, titled It Ain’t Half Hot, Dad for very obvious reasons on a beautiful hot Spring day.

Click here to see the full video of the days events.

Dedication Ceremony for Locomotives 90733 and 5820

As part of the Haworth 1940’s Weekend in commemoration of the D-Day landings 70 years ago, at 9.30 on Saturday 17th May, Haworth Locomotive Works was witness to the 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. The intention of the ceremony was to give thanks to God for the restoration of the two engines. To give thanks for those who have worked hard to get the engines to their present state, to ask God to bless those who will “drive” them and the visitors who will ride on the trains. To remember those men and women from the Second World war who have worked on their sister engines and those who were transported to the areas of war by them.

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Vintage Bus Service from Haworth Station to Haworth village this weekend

For the Haworth 1940’s weekend there will be a free vintage double decker bus service from the station down in the valley to the village at the top of the hill. There will be 3 buses familiar to bus passengers of the 1950s and 1960s in the Bradford and Leeds areas. 2 Bradford Corporation and 1 Leeds Corporation buses will be running the service and a fourth interloper from the south in the ex-Southdown open top bus, all provided by Yesteryear Vintage Vehicle Hire from their wonderful collection of beautifully restored buses and coaches from an era gone by.

Bradford City Transport. Built 1947, ex London Transport AEC RT

Bradford City Transport. Built 1947, ex London Transport AEC RT

Bradford City Transport. Built 1952, AEC Regent 111

Bradford City Transport. Built 1952, AEC Regent 111

Leeds City Transport. Built 1962, Daimler CGV6

Leeds City Transport. Built 1962, Daimler CGV6

 

 

Haworth 1940s Weekend – Travel & Parking

Over this weekend Haworth village will host tens of thousands of visitors, mostly in costume, and consequently road access is not easy, with parking sometimes being a mile or more away from the centre of events. So let the train take the strain as the Railway has a big part to play in bringing people to this wonderful event.

1940s-KWVR-2014For people who come all the way by Rail, via the national network, you can use the cross platform interchange at Keighley.

Those who choose to come by road can use one of our car parks at Oxenhope (where there is an overflow car park just up the hill on the left), Ingrow or Keighley. If the Keighley Car Park is full, then there is a huge car park on the other side of Keighley Station, off Dalton Lane, which is provided courtesy of the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College.

And if that was not enough, you do not have fear the steep hill up to the village as a very frequent vintage bus service to the top of the village is provided, free of charge, from Haworth Station connecting with all the trains, all day.

For the weekend’s timetable, click here to visit the Timetable page on the main website