‘Flying Scotsman’ Oxenhope – Carlisle photo gallery

Celebrating the re-opening of the Settle to Carlisle Railway and 150 years of the opening of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, the Oxenhope – Carlisle charter with ‘Flying Scotsman’ was a day to savour for passengers, volunteers and staff. We are delighted to present our selection of photographs and videos taken of this historic train.

Over 50 images have been collected together and combined into an album of photographs in a specially dedicated gallery on our Flickr page. To see the superb complete collection photographs visit the  “31st March 2017 Settle & Carlise Re-opening Special” photograph album on Flickr.

In addition there are many videos on YouTube, two of which are featured below and also a clip from ITVs Calendar local news program that had our charter feature prominently on that night’s broadcast.

By news@kwvr Posted in KWVR

Locomotive Roster for Bank Holiday Weekend 29th & 30th April and 1st May 2017

No sooner has Easter passed and another holiday period starts with a 3 day full 2 train service Saturday – Monday. The weekend starts with a modified Green timetable on Saturday with a full line all day mainline diesel hauled service commencing at 09.00. This service, the first of our mainline diesel hauled days, will be in the hands of BR English Electric Class 37 locomotive 37 075. At the head of the steam hauled passenger train will be WD 2-8-0 90733.

On Sunday the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race passes up the Valley and we are operating a special all steam timetable starting at 09.30, continuing throughout the day. 90733 will be joined by BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 for the Sunday services and on Monday when the Blue timetable will operate.

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 Press Release

Ricard Jones, currently Operations Officer at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and a former General Manager of both the Swanage and Bodmin & Wenford heritage railways, has been appointed to the new post of Head of Operating at the West Somerset Railway (WSR).

Richard – who has been actively involved in the heritage railway movement since 1973, and celebrates 40 years as a volunteer at the WSR this year – starts his new role from 1 June.

The newly-created role of Head of Operating completes a review of its senior management structure by the WSR plc Board, which has seen previous appointments made to similar posts with overall responsibility for Customer Services, Mechanical Engineering, Infrastructure and Finance. As Head of Operating, Richard will be responsible for providing leadership and a strategic review and overview to the work of the Operating Department, and for managing all the operational workforce of around 200, some paid staff but the majority of whom are volunteers.

Richard, who has a strong railway background in both the heritage railway movement and on the national railway network, started as a volunteer at the (then) Dart Valley Railway in 1973, aged 13, and has been actively involved with the West Somerset Railway since 1977.

He is a former Director of both the West Somerset Railway plc and West Somerset Railway Association, and has had two spells as Editor of the WSR Journal, and was previously employed by the WSR as Project Manager (New Works) from 2006-08. For several years he was also the Chairman of the WSR’s Special Events Planning Team, responsible for co-ordinating the team in planning and staging the hugely successful programme of galas that are a feature of the Railway’s calendar. He is also a steam and diesel locomotive, and diesel multiple unit, driver on the WSR.

Prior to becoming a full-time railwayman – where he also served as a Driver and Guard with Virgin Trains and FM Rail – Richard spent nearly eighteen years in the teaching profession, latterly in senior management roles. As part of his current operating responsibilities at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Richard is qualified as a Responsible Officer and Signalman.

Richard explained: “Whilst it is with some sadness that I will be leaving the KWVR, where I have thoroughly enjoyed my operations role and time there, and have made many friends, I am absolutely delighted to be joining the West Somerset Railway as its new Head of Operating. I am excited by the opportunities presented by new role, and there is much to do, but I am really looking forward to the challenge. I know the WSR well – like the KWVR, it is an excellent heritage railway with a unique and special atmosphere.”

“Richard brought a wide range of skills to the KWVR, applying experience and intelligence to his role,” comments Ross Graham, Chairman of the Keighley & Worth Valley Light Railway Limited. “We can understand the reasons for his departure but will be sorry to him leave. I am confident that he will prove to be a great asset to the WSR, a railway to which he has a great attachment, and we all wish him every success at the WSR.”

Paul Conibeare, General Manager of the West Somerset Railway, says: “I am looking forward to Richard joining our Senior Management Team. We had a strong field of applicants for this important new role, but it was the unanimous decision of the interview panel to offer Richard the post. Given his skills and experience, we are confident he will build on the strengths of our Operating Department, and provide a robust and sustainable team to help deliver the ever-growing needs of England’s Longest Heritage Railway.”

Great Northern Outpost Volume 2: The Halifax, Thornton & Keighley Railway

Now in stock at our Book Shop at Haworth Station, Volume 2 of Great Northern Outpost covers the Halifax, Thornton & Keighley Railway, which of course includes our own Keighley Station and the line from Keighley to Halifax and Bradford via Queensbury.

This new companion volume provides full colour coverage of the Halifax, Thornton and Keighley Railway for the first time. The Halifax & Ovenden and the Halifax High Level Railway, a later addition to the local network, are also featured. Much of the information presented in the book and the vast majority of the images have never been published previously.

Order your copy now by a simple phone call. Ring the SALES HOTLINE on 01535 640464 (11.00 to 16.00 Monday – Friday) or e-mail shop@kwvr.co.uk

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Civil Matters – Steady Winter and the Year Ahead

We are delighted to once again publish a report from James Barlow on the activities of the Civil Engineering Department and what lies ahead in this respect for the rest of the year. But first we start with an apology to James. Readers will have noticed that we have had a visit from a big green engine which has taken up a considerable amount of time, the result of which James’ article got shunted into the Civil Siding. It gives us great pleasure to now reproduce another of his superb articles. Continue reading

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.

Happy 150th Birthday KWVR – 13th April 1867

Today marks the exact 150th anniversary of the opening of the original KWVR – Worth Remembering.

Our stations at Oakworth, Haworth and Oxenhope are now each 150 years old, although they were all extended in the period 1890 to 1910. You can see the original parts which are characterised by the round topped windows.

We are delighted to showcase some wonderful and evocative images from The Keighley Historical Archive, who have amassed a wonderful collection of images of the area from years gone by, and our own archivist, Paul Brunt.

The early trains were operated by the Midland Railway using 0-6-0 Well Tanks. These were all originally built as tender locomotives, but hurriedly rebuilt to tank locomotives, suitable (the MR hoped!) for the KWVR. They turned out to be low on water capacity and were replaced within a few years. The MR locomotive department had not been told by the operators that the line was approaching readiness in the autumn of 1866 so the opening was delayed whilst locomotives were hurriedly rebuilt in readiness.

76 & 96 were ready by March 1867 and one of these hauled the opening train but we do not know which. Later, in November 1867 179 and 198 arrived, and finally 216 in December. All except 96 were rebuilt back to tender locomotives; 179 in November 1881, 76 in October 1879, 198 in December 1871 and 216 in August 1881. The coaches were four wheeled, not dissimilar to the Great Central coach in the Carriage Museum at Ingrow.

It is also worth recording that Keighley station had been open for 20 years in 1867 (opening in March 1847). The original Keighley station was a temporary wooden affair and we do not know when the permanent stone built station in the ‘Leeds & Bradford Railway’s Jacobethan’ style actually opened. But it was certainly in business in mid 1848 when two of the Bronte sisters started their rail journey there for London to reveal their true identities to their publishers. Before then, they were known as Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell and most people thought that they were male.

Keighley station was built by the Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway as a through route to Skipton and on to Colne where it met up with the East Lancashire Railway. The final section to Colne opened in September 1848, and this included a station at Foulridge which was the predecessor of a later building, subsequently moved to Ingrow on the KWVR in 1989. A new station at Keighley replaced the L & B building in the early 1880s.

Science Stars – Junior Science Club

Starting on 13th May at RAIL STORY, Ingrow West station, Science Stars Science Club will introduce children to the wonders of science in a fun and highly imaginative, inspiring environment. Our sessions are crammed full of exciting science experiments that are practical and exciting as well as educational and intuitive.

Science Stars meets alternate Saturdays to enable young people between the ages of 8 and 13 to carry out crazy experiments in a unique heritage railway environment.

Places are limited so you must book by phone or email in advance giving your child’s name, age and contact phone number.

To book your place or for more information contact Deborah Cross on 07825 632123 or email deborah.cross@ingrowloco.com.

Dates: 13th & 27th May, 10th & 24th June and 8th & 22nd July 2017

What Time?: 10:00 — 12:00

Age: 8 – 13

Cost?: £3.00 per session

Where?: The Learning Coach, Ingrow West Station, South Street, Keighley, BD21 5AX

Locomotive Roster for Week 10th – 16th & 17th April 2017

What a week we had with our Pacific visitor 60103 ‘Flying Scotsman’ and judging by all the happy faces on both the passengers and the staff it is fair to say a good time was had by all. BUT, now all the excitement is over with the LNER guest, it is back to normal and over this week and into the Easter weekend, 3 steam locomotives will be in operation.

Weekday Service – BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078
Good Friday – Easter Monday, fresh from banking duties to the ‘Flying Scotsman’ WD 2-8-0 90733 will be on the main service set and USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 will be hauling a service set plus Pullman cars, Anne and Mary, and the kitchen car.

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.

Oxenhope – Carlisle 1st Pictures

Celebrating the re-opening of the Settle to Carlisle Railway and 150 years of the opening of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, here we present just the first submissions of what we expect to be a deluge of photographs taken of this historic train, plus a couple of videos. Just click below to take you to the KWVR Website page for the first images of this historic event.

Timetable for 3rd – 9th April

The timetable published on the website is the public timetable in operation over the period 3rd – 9th April showing only those trains for which the public can turn up on the day and travel behind one of our own fleet of locomotives. All seats to travel behind the Flying Scotsman are sold and no seats will be sold on the day.

In order that photographs can take advantage of 60103’s visit, follow this link to download a PDF version of the full timetable in operation each day – Flying Scotsman Timetable

We remind you, once again, that we have staff patrolling the full length of the branchline and to be lineside you need to have with you the special Hi-Viz Flying Scotsman vest, an accompanying letter and your annual lineside permit with photo ID which must correspond with the permit number to that shown in the letter.

60103 and support coach arrived safely on the Railway last night as these images at Keighley testify before being towed to Haworth by diesel locomotive 25 059

This will be a very special occasion for the KWVR and we look forward to receiving your photographs. Please send them to news@kwvr.co.uk

Locomotive Allocation for Flying Scotsman Week

After all the planning, hours of midnight oil burning and the odd heart flutter, the long awaited arrival of ‘Flying Scotsman’ is only a few hours away.

With 2 steam locomotives and the diesel multiple unit operating all day over the weekend plus 3 locomotives in steam from Monday right through to the following Sunday, these are exciting times indeed. 60103 arrives on Wednesday 29th March and the first excursion from Oxenhope for many years takes place on Friday, when Flying Scotsman leaves Oxenhope at 08.30 for Carlisle.

Locomotive allocation 1st – 9th April

1st & 2nd April
Steam: WD 2-8-0 90733 & BR Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
Diesel: Class 101 diesel multiple unit on Keighley – Ingrow Shuttle

3rd – 7th April
Steam: BR (LNER ) A3 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman (Oxenhope end) plus WD 2-8-0 90733 (Keighley end) and MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 on the ‘relief’ set

9th & 10th April
Steam: BR (LNER ) A3 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman (Oxenhope end) plus WD 2-8-0 90733 (Keighley end) and BR Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 on the ‘relief’ set

Steam Line-Up 1st – 9th April

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3rd – 9th April
Diesel: There are no diesel services during this time

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.

Lineside Photography

On the 31st March for the departure of the railtour and for the normal steam hauled services on the 1st & 2nd April, photographers wishing to photograph from the lineside must carry a valid KWVR Photo Permit AND their KWVR membership card.

During 60103’s week of operation on the branch, 3rd – 9th April only those carrying their Annual Photo Permit, Flying Scotsman letter of authorisation AND wearing the special Flying Scotsman Hi-Viz vest will be allowed trackside.

Normal access restrictions as detailed in the Photographer’s Personal Safety Handbook will apply but there will be strict policing of the lineside during the period 31st March – 9th April and anyone NOT carrying ALL the necessary documentation will be evicted from the Railway’s land.
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In addition we ask in particular that all permit-holders and members of the public respect our land boundaries and do not trespass on any private land.   If you do have permission from land owners to take photographs from their land, then we would recommend having written authority from them with you to avoid being challenged during the event.

We ask that you assist us during the event by alerting a member of Railway staff or, once you are in a position of safety, by calling the office on 01535 645214 if you see anyone not wearing the special clothing and/or trespassing on private land.

‘Flying Scotsman’ Seats Available 4th April

If you were too late in making a booking to travel behind the ‘Flying Scotsman’, then you may in luck.

Due to the cancellation of a group booking we now have standard class seats available on the 15.05 from Haworth on Tuesday 4th April. There are sufficient seats available even for a large party, so why not invite family and friends to a great day out on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, being pulled through the beautiful Worth Valley from Keighley to Oxenhope by the world’s most famous locomotive.

If you are interested, please call the Haworth office on 01535 645214 between 09.30 and 16.30. For pricing information and all the details of ‘Flying Scotsman’s week on the KWVR follow this link  KWVR website page.

‘Flying Scotsman’ Oxenhope – Carlisle Times

Oxenhope – Carlisle Charter 31st March 2017

Having released the pick up times last week for those who have booked their place on this historic Oxenhope to Carlisle train charter we can now release the times that the train will pass through most stations on the route:

Outward times :

Oxenhope 08.30
Haworth 08.35
Keighley 09.15
Skipton 09.45
Hellifield arr. 10.08, dep. 10.45
Settle Junction 10.53
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 11.11
Ribblehead 11.23
Garsdale: 11.38
Kirkby Stephen 11.51
Appleby arr. 12.04, dep. 12.23
Lazonby 12.41
Carlisle 13.05

Return times:

Carlisle 15.35
Lazonby 16.02
Appleby arr. 16.24, dep. 16.43
Kirkby Stephen 17.02
Garsdale: 17.14
Ribblehead 17.28
Settle Junction 17.42
Hellifield arr. 17.48, dep. 18.29
Skipton arr. 18.44, dep. 19.06
Keighley 19.20
Haworth 20.00
Oxenhope 20.10

These are the only times available. We respectfully request that no-one contacts the office for any additional times as these are not available from the KWVR office.

Anyone making arrangements to see Flying Scotsman en-route to and from Carlisle should note that these timings are given in good faith based on the information provided to the KWVR by West Coast Railways and Network Rail. The timings are not guaranteed and the KWVR will not under any circumstances be held responsible for any delay or detention, however occasioned, or any consequence arising therefore.

Lineside photography

Photographers and observers are reminded they must not trespass on either the KWVR or Network Rail railway or adjacent private property AT ANY TIME AND UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Doing so is dangerous, illegal and will cause delays. There will be a heavy presence of security staff patrolling the lineside between Oxenhope and Carlisle and British Transport Police will be rigorously enforcing the law applicable to trespass!

On 31st March, holders of annual KWVR Photo Permits will be allowed trackside on the KWVR with the normal access restrictions applying. It is essential that ‘linesiders’ carry their permit AND membership card. Anyone asked to show these documents and found not to be carrying both will be evicted from the Railway’s land.

Full ‘Flying Scotsman’ update

Oxenhope – Carlisle Charter

We are delighted to announce the confirmed public times for the Oxenhope to Carlisle train charter on Friday 31st March. This train, celebrating the re-opening of the Settle to Carlisle line, is for pre-booked passengers only and was sold out some weeks ago:

Outward times :

Oxenhope 08.30
Haworth 08.35
Keighley 09.15
Skipton 09.45
Carlisle 13.05

Return times:

Carlisle 15.30
Skipton 18.45
Keighley 19.20
Haworth 20.00
Oxenhope 20.10

All passengers for this train are advised to arrive at their boarding station 30 minutes prior to their departure time.

Catering

Participants on the train will receive sandwich boxes on the outward journey and a cream tea on the return journey. Complementary wine and soft drinks will be available throughout the journey.

Lineside photography

Photographers and observers are reminded they must not trespass on either the KWVR or Network Rail railway. Doing so is dangerous, illegal and will cause delays. There will be a heavy presence of security staff patrolling the lineside between Oxenhope and Carlisle.

Holders of KWVR Photo Permits will be allowed trackside on the KWVR with the normal access restrictions applying. It is essential that anyone not carrying their permit AND membership card will be evicted from the Railway’s land.

‘Flying Scotsman’ at Ingrow

All the arrangements are in place and all we need now is one large green locomotive.

Catering

During the 2 days of the Ingrow event we will be offering full catering facilities from breakfast to lunch plus light snacks in between:

Breakfast:

  • Full English Breakfast: 2 bacon, 2 sausages, egg, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes, black pudding.
  • ‘Lighter’ Breakfast: 1 bacon, 1 sausage, egg, mushrooms or beans or tomatoes
  • Vegetarian Option: a vegetarian option will be available

Plus our normal morning fare:

  • Bacon sandwich
  • Sausage  sandwich
  • Bacon and Sausage sandwich
  • Egg sandwich
  • Bacon, Sausage and Egg sandwich

Lunch:

  • Lasagne served with garlic bread and side salad
  • Meat & Potato Pie, mushy peas and gravy
  • Chicken Curry and Naan Bread

Jacket potato served with a selection of fillings:

  • Chilli con carne
  • Baked beans
  • Tuna mayo
  • Cheese
  • plain with butter

Light Snacks:

Sandwiches, Quiche and assorted cakes, biscuits and confectionary … and of course soft drinks, teas and coffees.

And for those wanting something a bit stronger, there will be a bar on site serving real ale, wines and spirit.

For all the information regarding the Flying Scotsman’s appearance at Ingrow, visit the Flying Scotsman at Ingrow West page of the website.

“Flying Scotsman Experience”

For access to the footplate and an interpretive talk you will need a ticket for the ‘Flying Scotsman Experience’.

For more information visit the ‘Flying Scotsman Experience’ page of the website. This must be booked in advance but we still have tickets available for this so don’t delay book straight away before all the places are sold.

Northern Rail Industrial Action, Saturday 8th April

All the seats on ‘Flying Scotsman trains on this day are taken but we would like to bring to everyone’s attention that Northern Rail services serving Keighley, will be the subject of industrial action on that day.

We are therefore advising all passengers to either change their mode of public transport or come to the Railway by car. Special car parking arrangements will be available during ‘Flying Scotsman’s visit. Visit the ‘Flying Scotsman on the KWVR’ page of the website for further parking information.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 25th & 26th March 2017

USATC S160 returned to action last weekend and will continue this weekend at the head of the Saturday and Sunday steam service.

However it is Mother’s Day this Sunday so it is a steam only Sunday with MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 on the second steam working that will including our 2 Pullman coaches serving Afternoon Tea to the mother’s who have been fortunate enough for their “little ones” to have reserved their places on their special day. The photograph above shows the same locomotive on the Mother’s Day train in brilliant blue skies in 2016, fingers crossed that the same weather is enjoyed this year.

The Saturday diesel service will be in the hands of railbus M79964.

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 March 2017

BR B1 4-6-0 61264 is leaving the Railway this week to return ‘Home’ and so it is back to the home fleet to provide motive power at the weekend. Having seen little use since the Santa Steam Specials, USATC S160 2-8-0 re-enters the fray this weekend at the head of the Saturday and Sunday steam service.

The diesel railbus M79964 provides the diesel service and is a good way to see the branch, not seen from our locomotive hauled stock.

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.

Volunteer Vacancies

The recent restructuring of the Operating Company of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, a new department has been created to manage all the infrastructure on the Railway.

In addition to the civil engineering teams we are looking to recruit a tradespeople team of volunteers for the maintenance of our buildings, mainly stations. Listed below are the trades which this new team would, from time to time, be called upon. You don not have to fully trained in your chosen trade as we would emphasise that anyone with good DIY skills in these areas would also be very welcome.

♦  Builders
♦  Bricklayers
♦  Carpenters
♦  Joiners
♦  Drainage
♦  Electricians
♦  Plasterers
♦  Plumbers
♦  Painters & Decorators
♦  Roofers
♦  Stoneworker & Stonemasons
♦  Tilers
♦  Glazers

Signal & Telegraph Team

Main line railways are not alone in having challenges for controlling an ever-increasing growth in traffic. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway has signalling systems to maintain and projects waiting to be developed. Just like the ‘big’ railway, the KWVR has to conform to strict signalling rules demanding safe systems of operation and control.

Like all other departments of the Railway, we are looking to recruit volunteers for our Infrastructure S&T Team. This would be of interest to trained Engineers and Technicians who would like to be involved in an ‘older’ method of operation, experience how it used to be done or for some people an opportunity to rekindle their former experience in this important skill. For more information Read more >>>

If you are interested in joining the Infrastructure Team and work alongside like minded people (enjoy good banter and drink copious quantities of tea) we would be very interested to hear from you.

Please contact Chris Jowett at chris.jowett@kwvr.co.uk for further information.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 11th & 12th March 2017

Those that attended the Gala last weekend witnessed an exceptional 3 days of steam action with the final count of 3 visiting locomotives in the shape of B1 4-6-0 61264, ‘Crab’ 2-6-0 13065 and our own Black 5 4-6-0 45212. Sadly the forth engine, Black 5 45407 did not pass its mainline test run in time to make it for the event.

45212 has departed the Railway back to Bury via our mainline connection and 13065 has left us for the same destination by road. However we are delighted that the B1 is still with us and will be at the head of the steam services this weekend before returning to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway next week, giving everyone another chance to once again ride behind and photograph this superb locomotive.

The diesel passenger service will once again be with the trusty diesel railbus, M79964.

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.

Your Railway Needs YOU!

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As everyone who follows the fortunes of the KWVR knows, the ‘Flying Scotsman’ is visiting the KWVR in a months time (1st – 9th April). As well as our shops at Haworth and Oxenhope, we will have sales stands all around the Railway.

Our regular volunteers are fully committed to operating the passenger services, so to support this sales activity, the Railway is looking to recruit several additional Volunteers who are willing to help “man” some of the sales stalls along the Railway. We are looking for people who would be willing to give up a morning, afternoon or even a full day of their time, Volunteering for the Railway and helping us make a big success of this unique event.

If you feel you can lend a hand to help the Railway, please contact Robert Batty on either 07872 832244 or via email at robert.batty@kwvr.co.uk