Locomotive Roster for Weekend 24th & 25th February and mid-week 28th February 2018

Firstly, an apology for the lack of a notification last week of the locomotive for last weekend. It was unclear until Friday which locomotive would provide the power over the weekend, with final choice being on loan visitor LMS 5MT 4-6-0 44871. This weekend will see MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 on a 4 coach train, including real ale buffet car.

The diesel service will be in the capable hands of our 1958 vintage railbus M79964, well worth taking a journey in this vehicle which celebrates its 60th birthday this year. In addition the mid-week diesel railcar service will again have M79964 in action

On Saturday the 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, 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.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 10th & 11th and Weekdays 12th – 16th February 2018

Firstly an apology for the lack of a notification of the roster for last weekend. With maintenance being carried out on the original rostered locomotive still ongoing, it was not possible to determine the engine in time to send out a post and it was an 11th hour decision to use Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 in its stead.

No such problems (hopefully) this week with TVR Class o2 0-6-2T no. 85 rostered for a 4 coach set Saturday, right through to Friday with mid-week running on the timetable for the schools’ half term. The Saturday morning and all day Sunday diesel service will be in the hands of our diesel railbus M79964.

With Paddington arriving on the Railway Wednesday and Thursday, there will be a 2 train steam service Wednesday – Friday. Unfortunately the second locomotive has not been determined as this notification goes out. Keep an eye out on the website and social media for updates.

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 27th & 28th January 2018

Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T no. 85 is back this weekend at the head of the steam service on Saturday and Sunday.

First train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with 85 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.

The diesel service will be in the capable hands of our 1958 vintage railbus M79964, well worth taking a journey in this vehicle which celebrates its 60th birthday this year.

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 weekend 20th & 21st January 2018

Having held the fort on the weekend steam services this year, 43924 steps down this weekend for a well earned break.

Having spent Christmas in the Dales at the Embsay Steam Railway, TVR 02 Class 0-6-2T no. 85 returned after its duties there and will be at the head of steam services this weekend potentially in the same conditions experienced just over a year ago, after snow had fallen in the Valley. Our diesel railbus M79964 will be operating the diesel service on both days.

First train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with 85 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 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 weekend 13th & 14th January 2018

MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 is back this weekend at the head of the steam service on Saturday and Sunday.

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, working a two train service with the diesel railcar.

The diesel service will be in the capable hands of our 1958 vintage railbus M79964, well worth taking a journey in this vehicle which celebrates its 60th birthday this year.

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 weekend 6th & 7th January 2018

Having operated on the last Mince Pie Special in place of the failed 44871, MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 is back this weekend at the head of the steam service on Saturday and Sunday. 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, working a two train service with the diesel railcar.

The diesel service will be in the capable hands of our 1958 vintage railbus M79964, well worth taking a journey in this vehicle which celebrates its 60th birthday this year.

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 Mince Pie Specials, Boxing Day – 1st January 2018

The final weekend of our Santa Steam Specials has now passed and the season came to its climax with the final trains on Christmas Eve with LMS 5MT 4-6-0 44871 taking Santa on his final journeys before he disappeared to prepare for his big night ahead.

Steam returns on Boxing Day with the ever popular Mince Pie Specials, which last year produced the perfect weather for winter photographs, although this year, the weather has, in the main, been kind to our visitors. Boxing day will see four round trips with 44871 which will continue daily through to 1st January 2018.

Intending passengers should note that it is pay-on-the-day on the Mince Pie Specials and certain departures can get very full.

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 Amendment Saturday 23rd December 2017

Originally MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 was rostered for the last Saturday Santa Steam Special of 2017. However 43924 will not operate on this duty, there has been a change and USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 will take it’s place taking Santa Claus between Keighley and Oxenhope. The Sunday service will be as originally advised with LMS 5MT 4-6-0 44871 and the diesel railcar service will be in the capable hands of the Class 101 DMU.

For the diesel railcar service timetable 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 the Weekend 16th & 17th December 2017

Visiting LMS Class 5MT 44871 deputised for WD 2-8-0 90733 on Sunday. With maintenance required on the Santa Steam Fleet, this weekend’s combination of locomotives should see visiting 44871 on the Saturday turn and on Sunday MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 will be making a rare Santa Steam Special appearance. Diesel power will be in the hands of either Class 25, 25 059 or Class 20, 20 031, depending on availability.

Pre-booked Santa Steam Specials take centre stage once again this weekend but for visitors without a Santa Steam Special ticket wishing to travel along the Worth Valley a diesel railcar service operates throughout the day, starting at 09.00, giving passengers a new perspective through the forward facing windows on our diesel railcars. This service is free to Santa Steam Special ticket holders.

For the diesel railcar timetable 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 the Weekend 9th & 10th December 2017

This weekend, once again, we will have a combination of locomotives with steam locomotives operating on the south, Oxenhope end of the train, assisted by one of our mainline diesel locomotives at the Keighley end. For the last 2 weekends 90733 and 44871 have taken the steam duties but this weekend we have one change. On Saturday steam motive power will be provided by USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 and on Sunday WD 2-8-0 90733 will once again have the honour of powering Santa up the Worth Valley. Diesel power will be in the capable hands of Class 25, 25 059 on both days.

Pre-booked Santa Steam Specials take centre stage once again this weekend but for visitors without a Santa Steam Special ticket wishing to travel along the Worth Valley a diesel railcar service operates throughout the day, starting at 09.00, giving passengers a new perspective through the forward facing windows on our diesel railcars. This service is free to Santa Steam Special ticket holders.

For the diesel railcar timetable 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 the Weekend 2nd & 3rd December 2017

The first Santa Steam Specials ran at weekend in wonderful sunny, wintery conditions on Saturday but mixed weather on Sunday.

Pre-booked Santa Steam Specials take centre stage once again this weekend but for visitors without a Santa Steam Special ticket wishing to travel along the Worth Valley a diesel railcar service operates throughout the day, starting at 09.00, giving passengers a new perspective through the forward facing windows on our diesel railcars.

This weekend, once again, we will have a combination of locomotives with steam locomotives operating on the south, Oxenhope end of the train, assisted by one of our mainline diesel locomotives at the Keighley end. On Saturday steam motive power will be provided by LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 44871 and on Sunday WD 2-8-0 90733  will have the honour of powering Santa up the Worth Valley. Diesel power will be in the capable hands of Class 25, 25 059 on both days.

The diesel railcar service will be in the hands of the Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

For the diesel railcar 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 the Weekend 25th & 26th November 2017

The first Santa Steam Specials run this weekend, when normal steam passenger services between now and Christmas are suspended and the pre-booked only Santa Steam Specials take centre stage. For visitors without a Santa Steam Special ticket wishing to travel along the Worth Valley a diesel railcar service operates throughout the day, starting at 09.00, giving passengers a new perspective through the forward facing windows on our diesel railcars.

Our volunteers have been working very hard decorating the carriages and stations and with trains full to capacity it is fingers crossed that we have fair weather to greet all our little visitors to Father Christmas.

This weekend will have a combination of locomotives with steam locomotives operating on the south, Oxenhope end of the train, assisted by one of our mainline diesel locomotives at the Keighley end. On Saturday steam motive power will be provided by WD 2-8-0 90733 and on Sunday visiting LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 44871 will have the honour of powering Santa up the Worth Valley. Diesel power will be in the capable hands of Class 25, 25 059 on both days.

Passengers without Santa tickets can travel on the diesel railcar service, buying a ticket at the station booking halls but those travelling on the Santa Steam Special can extend their enjoyment of the Railway free of charge by taking an additional ride in the railcar. The diesel service will be in the hands of the Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

For the diesel railcar 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 weekend 18th & 19th November 2017

In just over a week’s time, our normal service trains give way to our seasonal Santa Steam Specials which start on the 25th November and run right through to Christmas Eve.

For this, the last weekend of ‘normal’ service trains, MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 will have the honours, of bringing the curtain down on 2017 standard timetable workings, which recommence on Saturday 6th January 2018. Our diesel railbus M79964 will once again operate the Saturday morning and a Sunday diesel services.

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 weekend 11th & 12th November 2017

The first weekend in November was marked with some fine weather in the Worth Valley so hopefully this weekend will continue the trend. At the head of the steam service this weekend will be BR WD 2-8-0 90733.

These Winter months heralded the return to active service of our diesel railbus M79964 and this venerable vehicle will once again operate the Saturday morning and a Sunday diesel services.

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 weekend 4th & 5th November 2017

 November is with us and Winter can’t be far behind, so weekend only running is now with us right through to 2018. The railway is back to normal after last week’s half term holiday and at the head of the steam service this weekend will be MR 4F 0-6-0 43924.

The Winter months usually heralds the return to active service of our diesel railbus M79964 and 2017 is no exception. Having made an appearance last weekend M79964 will operate the Saturday morning and a Sunday diesel services.

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 weekdays commencing 23rd October and weekend 28th & 29th October 2017

MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 is in action with the school half-term weekday service Monday to Friday.

At the weekend 43924 will give way to visiting LMS ‘Black 5’ 4-6-0 44871 with the main service train for Saturday and Sunday with the Class 101 DMU on the Saturday morning service and all day Sunday diesel service.

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 Wednesday 18th October and Beer & Music Festival 19th – 22nd October 2017

There are 5 days of continuous passenger workings this week starting on Wednesday with our midweek diesel railcar service which, once again, will feature our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

One of the North of England’s best Beer & Music Festivals starts on Thursday at 12.30 and continues right through to Sunday evening with train services operating Thursday – Saturday until close of business late into the night and until early evening on Sunday when the Festival will close for another year. The services will be operated each day as follows.

Thursday 19th – Class 101 DMU

Friday 20th & Saturday 21st – Diesel Class 37 075 (morning diesel service), USATC S160 2-8-0 5820, WD 2-8-0 90733 and LMS 5MT ‘Black 5’ 4-6-0 44871

Sunday 22nd – Class 101 DMU (morning diesel service), USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 and LMS 5MT ‘Black 5’ 4-6-0 44871

For the timetables in operation this week, 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 weekend 14th & 15th October 2017 Update

Following a successful steam test after repairs, the locomotive for this weekends steam services will be WD 2-8-0 90733 and not visiting LMS ‘Black 5’ 4-6-0 44871 as originally advised.

The weekend’s diesel service will be in the hands of our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

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

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 Wednesday 11th October and weekend 14th & 15th October 2017

We are now into the 3rd week of the mid-week diesel railcar service with 6 round trips starting at 10.00. The service will be operated by the Class 101 diesel multiple unit which will also will be on the Saturday and Sunday diesel services.

Ian Riley’s LMS ‘Black 5’ 4-6-0 44871 duly arrived on Friday and took up its duties on Saturday and Sunday, so giving the home fleet a well earned rest and providing not a small amount of excitement amongst the railway enthusiast community. The photographs below show the locomotive having arrived at Keighley and then in poor conditions on Saturday but sunshine on Sunday operating the steam service over 2 very popular days with the travelling public.

The visitor will once again head all steam services over this coming weekend

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

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 Wednesday 4th October and weekend 7th & 8th October 2017

Last week saw the introduction of the mid-week diesel railcar service with 6 round trips starting at 10.00. The service will be operated by the Class 101 diesel multiple unit which will also will be on the Saturday and Sunday diesel services.

Following publication of the roster last week, this was revised when we announced that ‘Black 5’ 44871 would be arriving and would be at the head of steam services over the weekend. Unfortunately its movement from Fort William was cancelled so services resorted to the home fleet in the shape of 4F 43924. Although currently marooned somewhere between Fort William and Keighley, we are confident it will arrive this week and take it’s place at the head of the steam service this weekend. Should its arrival be delayed again, we will issue an amendment as soon as we can.

Members: Don’t forget, this weekend is the AGM of the KWVRPS with all members welcome. Full details about venue and free travel on the Railway are available HERE >>>

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

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.