Virtual Locomotive Roster for ‘Little Engines’ Gala 11th & 12th July & Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th July 2020

This week we drop back just three years to 2017 when in early July the KWVR held its first Little Engine’s Gala which operated over 3 days, 7th – 9th July. This Gala harked back to the early days of the preserved Railway and the KWVR honoured those early pioneers when the smaller locomotives of the fleet will took centre stage to reflect the days before the larger locomotives ruled the roost.

We welcomed two visiting locomotives, both with connections to the Railway but in diverse ways. The first to be announced was ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST 71515 ‘Mech Navvies Ltd’ from the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway a type of engine that featured in the early days of the KWVR with two examples of the class operational during the early years. The second guest locomotive was London & South Western Railway ‘Beattie well tank’ 2-4-0WT 30587 courtesy of the Bodmin & Wenford Railway. These well tanks were never seen in the north of England but similar locomotives, designed and owned by the Midland Railway, operated the branch in the very first years that the Railway was open in the nineteenth century.

Although only over two days of our virtual weekend, as well as the two visitors, the home fleet consists of:

Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T No. 85
London & North Western Railway 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ No.1054 (courtesy of the Bahamas locomotive society)
Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T no. 1704 ‘Nunlow’ (courtesy of the Bahamas locomotive society)
… these latter two now withdrawn for overhaul
… plus some rare passenger workings of our smaller diesel fleet.

TVR 0-6-2T no. 85 will have the honours hauling the Wednesday – Friday services between Oxenhope to Keighley after taking part in the Virtual Little Engines Gala.

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend 4th & 5th July and Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th July 2020

Four year’s ago all was well in the Valley with COVID-19 not even on the horizon, but all was not well with BR Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 which had to be withdrawn from service the previous weekend. However repairs were concluded and the 60 year old locomotive took up its next scheduled duty the next weekend. This week we go back to 2016.

Our Vintage Sunday service was in action with Taff Vale Railway no. 85 at the head of a set of mixed vintage coaches, from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust and Vintage Carriages Trust:

The motive power for these virtual passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 4th July 2020
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Diesel service – Metropolitan-Cammel Diesel Multiple Unit Class 101 No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
  • Sunday 5th July 2020:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85 (Vintage Train)
  • Wednesday 8th July – Friday 10th July 2020:
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85

Timetables:

  • Saturday 4th July – Green timetable
  • Sunday 5th July – Blue Vintage Trains timetable
  • Wednesday 8th July – Friday 10th July – Pink Timetable

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Friday 26th to Sunday 28th June and Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd July 2020

In 2020 this coming weekend was earmarked for the return of the Diesel Gala after an absence of 6 years, although we had diesels at our 50th Anniversary celebrations and at our Mixed Traffic Gala in 2019.

So we take a trip back this week to 2014 when we hosted the last Diesel Gala and welcomed three guest locomotives plus one returnee after many years of toil by it’s owner, Ben Wade, to return it to action. So our virtual lineup this weekend will be

Class 25 no. D5217 – owned by Nemisis Rail and currently under restoration


Class 33 no. 33 035 – owned by the Pioneer Diesel Loco Group, is normally based at the Ecclesbourne Valley Line in Derbyshire.


Class 31 no. D5830 – owned by Type One Loco Ltd and based at the Great Central Railway

From the home fleet
Class 20 no. 20 031
Class 25 no. 25 059
Class 37 no. 37 075
0-6-0 D0226 Vulcan
0-6-0 D32 returning to action after a long period of restoration

In 2014 as today, there was a weekday steam service with the locomotive taking the honours this virtual year as in 2014, USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

 

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend 13th & 14th June and weekdays 17th -19th June 2020

Our time travel this week takes us back to 2014. Just like last week, there was no vintage train service on Sunday in 2014 when MR 4F 0-6-0 43924, hauling a Father’s Day luncheon service, joined USATC S160 2-8-0 5820. Our imaginations have to stretch a little further as this year Taff Vale Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85 would have been the preferred locomotive for our vintage trains but six years ago was still a kit of parts in Haworth Locomotive Works.

The mainstay of this weekend’s virtual steam service will be USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 and the diesel turn will have our Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit running the services with the first train leaving Haworth at 09.00 on Saturday. On Sunday 5820 will be joined by LNWR 0-6-2 ‘Coal Tank’ no. 1054 hauling the vintage train service comprising coaches from the late 19th and early 20th centuries belonging to the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust and Vintage Carriages Trust.

The virtual Wednesday – Friday service, just as in 2014, will have 5820 continuing on from it’s weekend duties.

  • Saturday 13th June:
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

    Virtual Morning Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
  • Sunday 14th June:
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Vintage Steam service – LNWR ‘Coal Tank’ 0-6-2 1054
  • Wednesday 17th June – Friday 19th June:
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

Virtual Timetables:

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend 6th & 7th June and weekdays 10th -12th June 2020

In looking back over past years, it would be very helpful if the services we ran matched the services we would have been running in 2020. In 2017 our roster post stated “A weekend of normal” running with no special trains and the standard Green timetable on Saturday and Blue timetable on Sunday”. So in our look back, we have to be a little more inventive as in 2020 we would be running Vintage Trains this Sunday.

The mainstay of this weekend’s virtual steam service will be BR Standard 4 4-6-0 75078, the first steam service on Saturday departing Oxenhope at 11.00 for 5 round trips to Keighley and the diesel turn will have our Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit running the services with the first train leaving Oxenhope at 09.00 on Saturday. On Sunday 75078 will be joined by LNWR 0-6-2 ‘Coal Tank’ no. 1054 hauling the virtual vintage train service comprising coaches from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The virtual weekday service, just as in 2017, will have WD 2-8-0 90733 hauling the service.

  • Saturday 6th June:
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078

    Virtual Morning Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
  • Sunday 7th June:
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Virtual Vintage Steam service – LNWR ‘Coal Tank’ 0-6-2 1054
  • Wednesday 10th June – Friday 12th June:
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733

Virtual Timetables:

 

 

 

Virtual Locomotive Roster for the Weekend 30th & 31st May and Wednesday 3rd – Friday 5th June 2020

This week on our virtual look back in time, we return to the last year of the decade, 2019, but this year we have the added bonus of a virtual Diesel & Ale Saturday. The week’s virtual steam services will be handled by a combination of BR Standard Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022 at the weekend and Midland Railway 4F 0-6-0 43924 in operation on Sunday and weekdays. The virtual Diesel & Ale train on Saturday will have Class 20 20 031 at its head. In 2019 the weekday services from now until September ran Monday to Friday but cut back to Wednesday to Friday in 2020 for June and early July.

  • Saturday 30th May:
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Virtual Diesel & Ale service – British Railways Type 1, Class 20 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 20 031
  • Sunday 31st May:
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022

    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway 4F 0-6-0 43924
  • Wednesday 3rd June – Friday 5th June:
    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway 4F 0-6-0 43924

Virtual Timetables:

  • Saturday 30th May – Diesel & Ale Blue timetable
  • Sunday 31st May – Blue timetable
  • Wednesday 3rd June – Friday 5th June – Pink Timetable

 

Virtual Locomotive Roster for May Half-Term 2020

This week on our virtual look back in time, we go back 4 years to 2016 when not only did we have three steam locomotives lined up with BR Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 and WD 2-8-0 90733 taking the holiday weekend services with MR 0-6-0 4F 43924 operating weekdays. but Class 37 37 075 was in operation on Saturday. Back in 2016 we also had our Class 101 DMU on a Keighley – Damems shuttle on the Saturday and all the morning diesel services, Sunday and Monday, but a virtual 2020 does not have these alternative services.)

  • Saturday 23rd May
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078

    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733
    Virtual Morning Diesel service – Diesel service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric No. 37 075
    Timetable – Virtually Saturday Blue Timetable
  • Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May:
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable
  • Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th May
    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    In addition there will be a virtual scenic vintage tour bus between Haworth & Oxenhope
    Timetable – Virtually Orange Timetable

 

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend, 16th & 17th May 2020 and Mid-week 20th May 2020

This week our virtual roster takes us, once again, back to 2014, when not only was it the occasion of the Haworth 1940s weekend but also a special occasion when, on Saturday 17th May, Haworth Locomotive Works was witness to a 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.

With last weekend’s celebration of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, it is poignant to remember our ceremony of 6 years ago, a day also celebrating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. The Liturgy and ‘Blessing’ was given by the Reverend Peter Mayo-Smith, Rector of Haworth and Psalm 121 was read by Andrew Simkins from the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society.

On Saturday Class 37 37 075 will be in virtual action, taking locomotive hauled stock in place of the scheduled Class 101 on the morning diesel service.

  • Saturday 16th May
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733
    Virtual Morning Diesel service – Diesel service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric No. 37 075
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Saturday Timetable.
  • Sunday 17th May
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable.
  • Wednesday 20th May
    Virtual Diesel Railcar service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Yellow Timetable.

For the full story of the dedication ceremony, click HERE.

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Bank Holiday Weekend 8th – 10th May and Mid-week 13th May 2020

This week we take our virtual weekend back to 2018. Due to VE Day celebrations on the 8th May taking place across the UK, we will be operating a virtual Blue timetable on each day, so it will be steam locomotives on all trains, Friday and Sunday and an early morning diesel service on Saturday, with steam for the rest of the day. The steam services will be in the hands of S160 5820 being joined by MR 4F 43924.

The Saturday morning diesel railcar service will operate with the Class 101 diesel multiple unit. This week sees the virtual return of the Wednesday Diesel Railcar service on 13th May.

  • Friday 8th May
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable.
  • Saturday 9th May
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Virtual Morning Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Saturday Timetable.
  • Sunday 10th May
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable.
  • Wednesday 13th May
    Virtual Diesel Railcar service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Yellow Timetable.

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend 2nd & 3rd May 2020

Unlike in past years the May Bank holiday in 2020 falls, not on the first Monday in May, this year 4th, but on Friday 8th. As such we need to adapt the past locomotive roster to fit. This coming weekend sees the introduction of two steam train service on Sundays. This weekend we travel back 6 years to 2014 when motive power was provided by MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 and WD 8F 2-8-0 90733 with the Saturday morning diesel service operated by the Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

  • Saturday 2nd May
    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924

    Virtual Morning Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Green Timetable
  • Sunday 3rd May:
    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 25th & 26th April 2020

April is nearly over and for the last weekend of the month we are back to 2018 when USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 hauled the final steam services of April on Saturday and Sunday with the Class 101 diesel multiple unit providing the early service on Saturday morning and the early morning service and spare paths between steam trains on Sunday.

The motive power for the the weekend’s virtual passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 25th April
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Morning Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803

  • Timetable – Virtually Green Timetable
  • Sunday 26th April:
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable.

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.

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend 18th & 19th April 2020

In 2017 ‘Flying Scotsman’ ran the Saturday and Sunday services but, in our virtual world 60103, will return to the National Railway Museum after services end on the 17th April. This weekend we are back to 2015 and will see the return of BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 at the head of all timetabled steam services after a prolonged absence for boiler repairs. The Class 101 diesel multiple unit, will provide the early service on Saturday morning and the early morning service and spare paths between steam trains on Sunday.

  • Saturday 18th April
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Virtual Morning Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Green Timetable
  • Sunday 19th April:
    Virtual Steam service – Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Virtual Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable.

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.

Virtual Locomotive Allocation for Easter Week, 11th – 17th April

Our virtual rosters appear to be well received so this week we go back to 2017 and the unforgettable week we had with a famous celebrity. With social isolation now biting into all our lives, it’s time to bring back the virtual crowds to our part of West Yorkshire. This week we go back to Saturday 1st April for our Easter week roster of virtual running and whilst our guest locomotive is heading from Oxenhope to Carlisle, two stalwarts of our steam fleet are holding the fort on Saturday and Sunday.

But on Monday 10th April the virtual crowds will flock to the Worth Valley to see our star of the show, BR (LNER ) A3 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman.

DAY 6: Under blue cloudless skies, ‘Flying Scotsman’ powers out up Keighley Bank.

We start the Easter weekend with two steam locomotives operating both days of the weekend and our diesel multiple unit on Saturday plus three locomotives in steam from Monday, 13th, right through to the following Friday, 17th April. Indeed, these are exciting virtual times indeed.

  • Saturday 11th April
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Diesel service – Metropolitan-Cammel Diesel Multiple Unit Class 101 No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable
  • Easter Sunday 12th April:
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable.
  • Easter Monday 13th April – Friday 17th April
    Virtual Steam Service – BR (LNER ) A3 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman (Oxenhope end) plus WD 2-8-0 90733 (Keighley end)
    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Timetable – Virtually Special Train & bus timetable (pay on the day – Flying Scotsman advance tickets ONLY!)).

 

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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.

 

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Mid-Week 6th – 9th April & Good Friday 2020

The virtual weekend with ‘City of Wells’ was a great success in the Spring sunshine. Now we enter Easter fortnight with a whole week of virtual passenger trains. For the weekend we time-warped back to 2015. For the weekday running and Good Friday its back one more year, to 2014 when three locomotives share duties.

The weekday service is in the hands of 43924 and, after returning from overhaul, earlier in the year in a pseudo-BR black livery as 95820, Good Friday sees ‘Big Jim’ re-appear in its newly applied authentic grey USATC livery together with a miraculously overhauled WD 90733. And if that was not enough, the morning diesel service will see the railbus replaced by diesel locomotive haulage.

  • Monday 6th April – Thursday 9th April
    Virtual Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Timetable – Virtually Pink Timetable
  • Good Friday 10th April:
    Virtual Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Virtual Steam service – British Railways WD 2-8-0 90733
    Virtual Diesel service – British Railways Type 1, Class 20 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 20 031
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable.

 

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend 4th & 5th April 2020

If you are anything like me, I am missing my weekly routine of digging out the roster for the forthcoming weekend and letting all the subscribers to news@kwvr know what is running this weekend. So to keep us all in touch, we will be sending out a virtual roster based on what was running on the equivalent days in a year gone by. This week, 2015 – Easter weekend, 4th & 5th April. So what do we have on offer in this virtual roster for Saturday 4th and Sunday 6th April 2020 (ignoring the fact that Bridge 11 is missing at Ingrow and ignoring the fact that on Easter Saturday there was a two steam train service).

Returning from its new home on the East Lancashire Railway, the much missed West Country Pacific ‘City of Wells’ returns .

  • Saturday 4th April
    Virtual Steam service – Southern Railways ‘West Country’ Pacific ‘34092 ‘City of Wells’
    Virtual Morning Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Green Timetable
  • Sunday 5th April:
    Virtual Steam service – Southern Railways ‘West Country’ Pacific ‘34092 ‘City of Wells’
    Virtual Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Virtually Blue Timetable.

 

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.