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 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 18th & Sunday 19th January 2020

The motive power for the weekend 18th & 19th January will be as follows:

  • Saturday 18th January
    Steam service – British Railways Standard Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022

    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 19th January
    Steam service – British Railways Standard Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    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 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 the weekend Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th January 2020

The motive power for the weekend 4th & 5th January will be as follows:

  • Saturday 4th January
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241

    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 5th January
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Blue Timetable

Please note: There will be no buffet car service on our trains this weekend

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 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019

The motive power for the weekend 16th & 17th November will be as follows:

  • Saturday 16th November
    Steam service – British Railways Standard Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022

    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 17th November
    Steam service – British Railways Standard Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    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 9th & Sunday 10th November 2019

The motive power for the weekend 9th & 10th November will be as follows:

  • Saturday 9th November
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964

    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 10th November
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    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.

Haworth Shed News – (belated) October 2019

It has been some time since our young reporter Joe Shaw wrote his previous article and one would think that over the Summer, with no school work, Joe would have plenty of time to put virtual pen to paper. However, it is testimony to the dedication of our younger volunteers that he has been far too busy, working ON the Railway in a number of roles to help the wheels to keep turning during the summer months (and these youngsters do have a life (just) outside the Railway).

So once again we are delighted to publish, belatedly, Joe’s latest report, with a promise of more to follow soon.

The previous edition in this series mainly consisted on news on the diesel fleet, we are now back over to steam, with a rather detailed update on Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Class 25 ‘Ironclad 0-6-0 no. 957 as well as a brief update on WD 2-8-0 no. 90733.

Seen at Haworth on a service to Keighley, over the weekend of the 2nd & 3rd November, DRB no. M79964 operated along the branch for the first time in over 18 months.

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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.

Haworth Shed News – July 2019

We are now onto the third article of this series, bringing to you the latest news from inside the sheds at Haworth. This time the article is primarily based on the diesel fleet with also just a quick update on 41241, read on to find out more!

41241’s return to traffic after repairs, 20th July 2019.

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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.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 17th & 18th March and Mid-week 21st March 2018

The Spring Gala has been hailed a great success by everyone that attended and the crews and railway volunteers certainly delivered what one person described as the best KWVR Gala he had attended.

However, all good things must come to end and our guest locomotives, 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’ and 53808 have returned by road to their respective home railways, the Great Central at Loughborough and the West Somerset Railway at Minehead respectively. However one guest locomotive has stayed behind  and steam services will run on Saturday and Sunday, this weekend with Ian Riley’s LMS Class 5MT ‘Black 5’  4-6-0 44871 as the motive power.

The weekend diesel service will once again have railbus M79964 providing the accommodation. However the Wednesday railcar service will see the Class 101 diesel multiple unit making a re-appearance after a while on the sidelines.

On Saturday the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with 44871 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.

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.