Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March 2020

The motive power for the weekend 14th & 15th March will be as follows:

  • Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March
    Steam service – British Railways Standard Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022 (seen below just after crossing Bridge 11 on 16th February)
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable both days

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.

This weekend is the last weekend in which we will be operating a full line railway passenger service before the Civil Engineers descend on Bridge 11, south of Ingrow Tunnel and replace the 115 year old structure with the new one, the eight components of which are on site ready for work to commence. In order to facilitate the preparations, this weekend will see the Green timetable in operation on both days with access to the lineside restricted north of Damems Station.

Therefore, Sunday will see the last passenger services using the ‘old’ Bridge 11; the 16.30 from Oxenhope being the last passenger service northbound and the 17.15 service from Keighley the very last passenger train to cross the 115 year old structure before it is removed next week. The Engineers then have possession of the line between Ingrow and Damems for 3 weeks before whole line services return (weather permitting) on Saturday 4th April.

£15,000 has been raised by the Railway’s appeal to raise the £150,000 needed to replace the bridge and has been matched by a similar figure by the KWVR Trust. But that still leaves £120,000; the appeal is still open and your contributions are very much welcomed. For more information on the bridge and how you can contribute to the appeal, click HERE.

Dr. Matthew Stroh and Nick Bennett, chairmen of the KWVRPS and the KWVR operating company respectively, receive the cheque from David Hanson of the KWVR Trust.

Locomotive Roster for the Spring Steam Gala Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March 2020

The motive power for the 2020 Spring Steam Gala will be as follows:

  • Friday 6th March – SIX locomotives
    Great Western Railway Class 41xx 2-6-2T 4144
    British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    LMS ‘Jubillee’ Class 4-6-0 45596 ‘Bahamas’
    LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85
    (Standby – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022)
  • Saturday 7th March – SEVEN Locomotives
    Great Western Railway Class 41xx 2-6-2T 4144
    British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    LMS ‘Jubillee’ Class 4-6-0 45596 ‘Bahamas’
    LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85
    (Standby – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820)
  • Sunday 8th March – SEVEN Locomotives
    Great Western Railway Class 41xx 2-6-2T 4144
    LMS ‘Jubillee’ Class 4-6-0 45596 ‘Bahamas’
    LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85
    (Standby – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241)

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.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 6th – 8th March for what promises to be another exciting KWVR Steam Gala

Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 29th February & Sunday 1st March 2020

The motive power for the weekend 29th February and 1st March will be as follows:

  • Saturday 29th February
    Steam service – LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212

    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 1st March
    Steam service – LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – 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.

Spring Steam Gala News

We are pleased to say that our guest locomotive, GWR 41xx Class 2-6-2T no. 4144 has arrived on the Railway from Didcot, having been delivered to Ingrow overnight. And Ben Bucki was on hand in atrocious conditions to photograph D0226 ‘Vulcan’ taking it for secure storage at Haworth ready for next weekend’s Gala (let’s hope the weather is somewhat brighter and, more importantly for our rain soaked countryside, drier.

In addition we are delighted to say that the midnight oil has been burnt and both the Working and Passenger Gala timetables are now available on the website

We look forward to seeing you all on the 6th – 8th March for what promises to be another exciting KWVR Steam Gala

Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2020

The motive power for the weekend 22nd & 23rd February will be as follows:

  • Saturday 22nd February
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 23rd February:
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – 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 the weekend Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October & Weekdays to 21st February 2020

The motive power for the weekend 15th & 16th February and Weekdays 17th – 21st February will be as follows:

  • Saturday 15th February
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 16th February:
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Blue Timetable
  • Monday 17th,  Tuesday 18th & Friday 21st February:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Timetable – Pink Timetable
  • Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th February (Jurassic Specials):
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85
    Timetable – Jurassic 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 Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February 2020 – Amendment

Following difficulties with Taff Vale Railway Class 02 0-6-2T no. 85, this weekend’s steam hauled passenger service will now be in the capable hands of British Railways Standard Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022

 

Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February 2020

The motive power for the weekend 8th & 9th February will be as follows:

  • Saturday 8th February
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85

    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 9th February
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Blue Timetable

This week the eight component parts of the replacement Bridge 11, south of Ingrow Tunnel, arrived at Ingrow and were transported to the site ready for work to commence in March.. The Railway is running an appeal to raise the £150,000 needed to replace the bridge. For more information on the bridge and how you can contribute to the appeal, click HERE.

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 Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd February 2020

The motive power for the weekend 1st & 2nd February will be as follows:

  • Saturday 1st February
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85

    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 2nd February
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Blue Timetable

The accompanying photograph of 85 taken on the 11th January this year, shows the locomotive crossing the soon to be replaced Bridge 11 south of Ingrow Tunnel on its way to Oxenhope. This scene will change considerably when this bridge, now approaching the end of its useful life, is replaced by a new structure in March. The Railway is running an appeal to raise the £150,000 needed to replace the bridge. For more information on the bridge and how you can contribute to the appeal, click HERE.

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 Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th January 2020

The motive power for the weekend 25th & 26th January will be as follows:

  • Saturday 25th January
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964

    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 26th January
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Blue Timetable

The accompanying photograph shows M79964 on the 12th January this year, about to cross an ageing Bridge 11 south of Ingrow Tunnel on its way to Keighley. This scene will change considerably when this bridge, now approaching the end of its useful life, is replaced by a new structure in March. The Railway is running an appeal to raise the £150,000 needed to replace the bridge. For more information on the bridge and how you can contribute to the appeal, click HERE.

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 Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th January 2020

The motive power for the weekend 11th & 12th January will be as follows:

  • Saturday 11th January
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85

    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 12th January
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – 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 Saturday 28th – Tuesday 31st December 2019 & New Year’s Day 2020

The motive power for the Mince Pie Specials 28th – 31st December 2019 and New Year’s Day 2020 will be as follows:

  • Saturday 28th December – New Year’s Day Mince Pie Specials
    Mince Pie Specials – LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212

    Timetable – 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 weekend Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd, Tuesday 24th, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th December 2019

The motive power for the Santa Steam Specials 21st, 22nd and 24th December and Boxing Day and Friday 27th December will be as follows:

  • Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December
    Santa Steam Special (steam south end) – LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212

    Santa Steam Special (diesel north end) – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric No. 37 075
    Diesel railcar service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Diesel Railcar  Timetable
  • Tuesday 24th December
    Santa Steam Special (steam south end) – LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    Santa Steam Special (diesel north end) – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric No. 37 075
    Diesel railcar service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Christmas Eve Diesel Railcar  Timetable
  • Boxing Day & Friday 27th December Mince Pie Specials
    Santa Steam Special (steam south end) – LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    Timetable – 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 weekend Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th December 2019

The motive power for the Santa Steam Special weekend 14th and 15th December will be as follows:

  • Saturday 14th December
    Santa Steam Special (steam south end) – LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212

    Standy – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Santa Steam Special (diesel north end) – British Railways Type 1, Class 20 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 20 031
    Diesel railcar service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Diesel Railcar  Timetable
  • Sunday 15th December
    Santa Steam Special (steam south end) – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

    Standy – LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    Santa Steam Special (diesel north end) – British Railways Type 1, Class 20 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 20 031
    Diesel railcar service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Diesel Railcar  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 Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2019

The motive power for the first Santa Steam Special weekend 7th and 8th December will be as follows:

  • Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December
    Santa Steam Special (steam south end) – LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212

    Standy – British Railways, Standard Class 2 2-6-0 78022
    Santa Steam Special (diesel north end) – British Railways Type 1, Class 20 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 20 031
    Diesel railcar service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Diesel Railcar  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 Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December 2019

The motive power for the first Santa Steam Special weekend 30th November and Sunday 1st December will be as follows:

  • Saturday 3oth November & Sunday 1st December
    Santa Steam Special (steam south end) – LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212

    Santa Steam Special (diesel north end) – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric No. 37 075
    Diesel railcar service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Diesel Railcar  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 Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November 2019

The motive power for the weekend 23rd & 24th November will be as follows:

  • Saturday 23rd November
    Steam service – LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212

    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 24th November
    Steam service – LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – 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 the weekend Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019

The motive power for the weekend 2nd & 3rd November will be as follows:

  • Saturday 2nd November
  • Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241

    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    OR (if available)
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964

    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 3rd November
  • Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    OR (if available)
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – 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 the weekend Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October & Weekdays to 1st November 2019

The motive power for the weekend 26th & 27th October and Weekdays 28th October – 1st November will be as follows:

  • Saturday 26th October
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 27th October:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Timetable – Halloween Timetable
  • Monday 28th – Wednesday 30th October & Friday 1st November:
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85

    Timetable – Pink Timetable
  • Thursday 31st October:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85
    Timetable – Halloween 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.

Correction – Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October & Wednesday 23rd October 2019

The motive power for the weekend 19th & 20th October and Wednesday 23rd October will be as follows:

Beer & Music Festival

  • Saturday 19th October
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Diesel service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric No. 37 075
    Timetable – Special Beer & Music Timetable
  • Sunday 20th October:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Timetable – Special Beer & Music Timetable

Mid-week Steam Service

  • Wednesday 23rd October:
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2 41241
    Timetable – 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 weekend Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October & Wednesday 23rd October 2019

The motive power for the weekend 19th & 20th October and Wednesday 23rd October will be as follows:

Beer & Music Festival

  • Saturday 19th October
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Diesel service – British Railways Type 1, Class 20 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 20 031
    Timetable – Special Beer & Music Timetable
  • Sunday 20th October:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Timetable – Special Beer & Music Timetable

Mid-week Steam Service

  • Wednesday 23rd October:
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2 41241
    Timetable – 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.