Locomotive Roster for Weekend 21st & 22nd July and weekdays to 27th July 2018

Firstly, an apology for the non-appearance of the roster for last weekend and the current week. Due to the ongoing fire risk plus outstanding repairs it was not possible to post the roster in advance.

Despite rain in the last week the fire risk continues and our trackside is still tinder dry but, unlike the ‘big’ railway, there is no steam ban on the KWVR and steam passenger services continue.

This weekend BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 will head steam services on both days and footplate crews being urged to drive steam locomotives sympathetically to the conditions. With a 6 coach train on Saturday and with conditions in mind these trains will be “banked” by English Electric 0-6-0 diesel D0226 ‘Vulcan’.

On Sunday 75078 continues alone on a 5 coach formation and will be joined by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 on the our Sunday Vintage Train service. Conditions are still too dry to roster LNWR 0-6-2T 1054 which is less powerful than the Ivatt.

The diesel services on Saturday will be handled by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

On Saturday (Green Timetable) the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with steam locomotive trains operating from 11.00 and on Sunday (Blue Vintage Train Timetable), the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15.

This week sees the introduction of the Orange Timetable (Monday – Friday) with the first service leaving Oxenhope at 10.00 hauled by BR ‘Ivatt Tank’ 2-6-2T 41241, resplendent in  its KWVR / LMS crimson lake re-opening livery, and this locomotive will continue throughout the week. The Orange Timetable hails the introduction of the Haworth – Oxenhope tour bus which, on dry days will be provided by an open top double decker for unrivalled views of the local countryside.

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 7th & 8th July and weekdays to 13th July 2018

With the hot weather continuing and our trackside tinder dry, it has been a challenging week for the Railway, but, there is no steam ban on the KWVR and steam passenger services continue, but this weekend with a little help from the rear.

This weekend BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 will head steam services on both days as footplate crews are urged to drive steam locomotives sympathetically to the conditions. With this in mind these trains will be “banked” by BR Class 20 diesel 20 031.

This pairing continues on Sunday when we will also have the second of our vintage Sundays which this weekend will be headed by MR 4F 0-6-0 43924.

The diesel services on Saturday will be handled by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

On Saturday the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with steam locomotive trains operating from 11.00 and on Sunday, the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15.

Weekday has the Pink timetable in use with the first service leaving Oxenhope at 10.00 and after a successful return at our 50th Anniversary Gala these services will be hauled by BR ‘Ivatt Tank’ 2-6-2T 41241, resplendent in  its KWVR / LMS crimson lake re-opening livery, the first time the ‘Ivatt’ has operated a service train since restoration.

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 Weekday 2nd – 6th July 2018

We apologise for that error, here is the corrected news post.

What an 8-day 50th Anniversary Gala we have had and now it is back to normal running with steam trains operating every day. The visiting steam and diesel locomotives are now making their way back to their home bases and so attention turns strictly to our home fleet.

For the weekday service our Midland Railway 4F 0-6-0 43924 will be at the head of the service throughout the week

For the timetable in operation during the 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 for Saturday 23rd June and 50th Anniversary 8-Day Gala

Only 3 days to go before we start our 8 days celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway re-opening on the 29th June 1968.

The following locomotives will be in operation over the 9 days from Saturday 23rd June to Sunday 1st July

Steam Locomotives

Visitors

London Midland Scottish Railway ‘Royal Scot’ Class 4-6-0 46100 ‘Royal Scot’
London Midland Scottish Railway Class 5MT ‘Black 5’ 4-6-0 45212
Southern Region ‘West Country’ Pacific 34092 ‘City of Wells’
Great Western Railway 0-6-0PT 7714

Home Fleet

British Railway Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241
Midland 4F 0-6-0 43924
British Railway Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078
United States of America Transport Corp S160 2-8-0 5820
London & North Western Railway ‘Coal Tank’ 0-6-2T 1054

Diesel Locomotives

Visitors

British Railway ‘Deltic’ Class 55, 55 019 ‘Royal Highland Fusiliers
British Railways Class 50, 50 035 ‘Ark Royal’
GB Railfreight Class 66
GB Railfreight Class 73
Direct Rail Services Class 37

Home Fleet

Mersey Docks & Harbour Board 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter D32
British Railways Class 20, 20 031
British Railways Class 25, 25 059
English Electric 0-6-0 D0226 ‘Vulcan’

An 8 day Gala involving this multitude of steam and diesel locomotives has been planned with the following proposed daily roster:

Saturday 23rd June: 45212 (+ 43924 on the Saturday works train)
Sunday 24th June: 41241 (relaunch into traffic), 75078, 5820, 1054, 45212 and 34092
Monday 25th June: 46100 & 41241 (top and tailed), 34092 and 45212
Tuesday 26th June: 46100 & 41241 (top and tailed), 34092 and 75078
Wednesday 27th June: 46100 & 41241 (top and tailed), 34092 and 43924
Thursday 28th June: 43924, 41241, 1054, 7714, D32 and D0226
Friday 29th June: 41241 (re-opening Anniversary train), 5820, 45212, 34092, 7714, GBRf 66 xxx and GBRf 73 xxx
Saturday 30th June: 41241, 43924, 1054, 45212, 34092, 7714, 55 019, 50 035, 20 031 and DRS 37 xxx
Sunday 1st July: 55 019, 50 035, D32, 20 031, 25 059, D0226, GBRf 66 xxx, GBRf 73 xxx and DRS 37 xxx

To download the working timetables for all 8 days of the Gala, click HERE.

To view the daily passenger timetables visit the KWVR website or to download the passenger timetables for all 8 days of the Gala, click HERE.

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 16th & 17th June and Weekday 18th – 22nd June 2018

For the last weekend and weekday services before we begin our 50th Anniversary 8-day Gala celebrations we have quite a mixture of motive power over the next 7 days, even before our Gala begins. The line up will be as follows:

  • Saturday 16th June – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
  • Sunday 17th June – 75078 plus Class 50 diesel electric 50 035 ‘Ark Royal’, by special arrangement with the Class 50 Alliance, owner of the locomotive, which arrived this week ready for its Gala appearance.
  • Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th June – 75078
  • Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd – KWVR owned LMS Class 5MT ‘Black 5’ 4-6-0 45212 which arrives via the mainline connection for the Gala on Tuesday, 19th June.

Please click HERE to visit the main website for timetables in operation for the next 7 days.

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 9th & 10th June and Weekday 11th – 15th June 2018

This weekend sees the introduction of our two day Food & Drink Festival when a 2 train service will be in operation on both days. The Saturday service will be operated by steam on one coach set and a diesel locomotive on the other. The services will be in the hands of USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 and Sulzer diesel Class 25 25 059. On Sunday 25 059 takes a back seat to be replaced by BR Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078.

For full details of the Food & Drink Festival visit the KWVR Website.

Steam hauled services continue throughout the week, 5820 retiring to Haworth Shed and 75078 continuing for the 4 train weekday service.

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 2nd & 3rd June and weekday to 8th June 2018

MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 has held the fort throughout the week and will continue on scheduled services on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday 43924 will be joined by USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 for 2 train running on Sunday when the Blue timetable operates.

This week is the start of weekday running that now lasts right through to September. There are 4 trains per day on the Pink timetable with 5820 providing the power on all services during this first week.

The diesel services on Saturday will be handled by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

On Saturday the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with steam locomotive trains operating from 11.00 and on Sunday, the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15. Weekday has the Pink timetable in use with the first service leaving Oxenhope at 10.00.

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 Bank Holiday Weekend and Weekday 29th May – 1st June 2018

This weekend sees the second of the Diesel & Ale Saturdays when a 2 train service will be in operation with the diesel service in the hands of Class 25 25 059. A selection of real ales will be on offer in the buffet car. The steam service will have British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 at its head.

On Sunday and Monday the Blue timetable is in operation on both days  so it will be steam locomotives on all trains. The first train departs Oxenhope each day at 10.15 and the last departure of the day is 17.15 from Keighley. 75078 continues on Sunday and Monday being joined by MR 4F 0-6-0 43924.

Steam hauled services continue throughout the week, 75078 retiring to Haworth Shed after 3 days work and 43924 continues for the rest of the weekday service. Tuesday sees the first scenic bus tours between Haworth and Oxenhope when, weather permitting, an open top bus may be used giving a wonderful vista over the Valley

Away from the passenger service, there will be a tour of Haworth Works on Thursday, meet at Haworth Station at 14.00 where your guide will meet you to take you on the tour.

The Diesel & Ale GREEN timetable is in operation Saturday, the BLUE timetable on Sunday and the ORANGE train / bus timetable Tuesday – Friday. 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 19th & 20th May 2018

There are three very special events this weekend. Whilst the nation looks on in awe of the Royal couple and football fans watch the FA Cup final, Haworth will be holding its Haworth 1940s Weekend, arguably one of the best such events in the country.

To cater for the crowds that flock to the Valley for this event, the Railway is running an intensive timetable throughout both days. To ensure punctuality of the service, we will have 3 locomotives operating each day with changeover at Keighley, rather than the usual running round. The line up will be

  • USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
  • MR 4F 0-6-0 43924
  • BR Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078

In addition, the early morning diesel service from Oxenhope will be locomotive hauled stock in the capable hands of Class 20, no. 20 031. With FOUR mainline locomotives in action this weekend is almost a mini-gala.

First trains depart both Oxenhope (diesel hauled) and Keighley (steam hauled) at 08.45 with the last diesel service, the 10.15 from Keighley and then its 100% steam for the rest of the day.

The same timetable operates on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, please click HERE for this weekend’s 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

Locomotive Roster for Bank Holiday Weekend and Mid-week 9th May 2018

This weekend sees the first of the Diesel & Ale Saturdays when a 2 train service will be in operation with the diesel service, sponsored by Eagle Crag Brewery, in the hands of Class 20 20 031. A selection of Eagle Crag real ales will be on offer in the buffet car. The steam service will have USATC S160 2-8-0 no. 5820 at its head.

On Sunday and Monday the Blue timetable is in operation on both days  so it will be steam locomotives on all trains. The first train departs Oxenhope each day at 10.15 and the last departure of the day is 17.15 from Keighley. 5820 continues on Sunday and Monday being joined by MR 4F 0-6-0 43924. Away from the passenger service, there will be a tour of Haworth Works on Saturday and Sunday, meet at Haworth Station at 12.30 and 13.00 respectively.

The diesel railcar services operates on Wednesday with the Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

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 28th & 29th April and Mid-week 2nd May 2018

April is nearly over and for the last weekend of the month, USATC s-160 2-8-0 5820 will haul steam services on Saturday and Sunday.

On Wednesday we will be running our midweek diesel railcar service. Diesel services at the weekend and mid-week will be in the capable hands of our Class 101 diesel multiple unit which, thought of as modern in its day, is a class of diesel unit introduced over 60 years ago.

First train on Saturday departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with 5820 operating from 11.00 and on Sunday, the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15, 5820 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 for Weekend 21st & 22nd April and Mid-week 25th April 2018

With ‘Nunlow’ having bowed out last weekend, this weekend sees the Railway back to normality with MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 back at the head of this weekend’s steam service on Saturday and Sunday. On Wednesday we will be running our midweek diesel railcar service. Diesel services will be in the capable hands of our Class 101 diesel multiple unit which, thought of as modern in its day, is a class of diesel unit introduced over 60 years ago.

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, 43924 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 for Weekend 7th & 8th April and weekday to 13th April 2018

BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 has held the fort throughout the week and should be taking a well earned break this weekend. USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 is scheduled to takes its place at the head of the steam service on Saturday and Sunday. However, with 5820 having had to be withdrawn last weekend for repairs to be carried out, should the work not be concluded in time, 75078 will step into the breach, and its rest will have to wait until Monday.

The Easter half term programme of services continue Monday – Friday when MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 will provide the power on all services during the week.

The diesel services on Saturday and Sunday will be handled by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit, with the diesel railbus retired to the comparative warmth of Haworth Shed.

On Saturday the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with steam locomotive trains 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 multiple unit. Weekday has the pink timetable in use with the first service leaving Oxenhope at 10.00.

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 Good Friday 30th March to 5th April 2018

The Blue timetable is in operation on all 4 days of the Easter weekend so it will be steam locomotives on all trains over the weekend. The first train departs Oxenhope each day at 10.15 and the last departure of the day is 17.15 from Keighley.

BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 is back this weekend after hauling the steam services last weekend but will be joined by USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 at the head of the second service Friday to Monday.

On Tuesday 75078 continues and, with only one steam service operating all day Tuesday – Friday, 5820 rests from duty. The first train departs Oxenhope at 10.00.

There are no diesel services this weekend but return on Saturday 6th April.

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 24th & 25th March and Mid-week 28th March 2018

BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 is back this weekend at the head of the steam service on Saturday and Sunday. The Easter programme of services start next Friday and the roster for Friday and Easter week will be posted on Thursday, 29th March.

First train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with 75078 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 railbus M79964 which will also be on duty on the Wednesday railcar service. It is 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.

Diesel Service Amendment

No sooner had the news item been sent out regarding the diesel service this weekend, than Mission Control (Haworth Station) sent out an amendment that only the Saturday diesel service would now be cancelled and Sunday services will run as per the published Blue timetable with 75078 and M79964.

In addition, on Saturday all steam services on the advertised revised green timetable, will run as a top and tailed formation with steam on the Oxenhope end, 75078, and the class 20 diesel, 20 031, on the Keighley end.

Hopefully, that is now set in stone, unless someone else knows differently! So, brave the cold, just as our volunteers have bravely done, and get out there with your cameras to record this unusual formation, normally only seen when the man in red with the reindeer comes around.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 3rd & 4th March and Mid-week 7th March 2018

Snow permitting, steam services will run on Saturday and Sunday, this weekend with BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 on a 4 coach train, including real ale buffet car.

This week’s midweek diesel railcar service was a very welcome sight for locals wanting to travel into Keighley. Despite the snow, as always, our volunteers rose to the occasion and made sure that the service ran as advertised and some used the service as a means of getting about the Valley with other forms of transport struggling. The weekend and mid-week railbus services will once again have railbus M79964 providing the accommodation.

On Saturday the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with 75078 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 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.