Vintage Trains Sunday 5th June 2016

Our popular Vintage Train Sundays – which operate on seven dates this year – start this Sunday, 5th June and will have a slightly different ‘look’ in 2016!

In order to create added interest this year, in addition to the standard 2-train service (with one set being formed of vintage stock), there are a series of additional Keighley-Ingrow shuttles in the main part of the day. Coaching stock will be drawn from coaches belonging to our partners the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust and Vintage Carriages Trust

The ‘main’ Vintage Set will be formed of four coaches, comprising:
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Club Car, no. 47
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 6-wheel 3rd Class coach, no. 1507
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Brake 3rd, no. 1474
Metropolitan Railway Brake 3rd, no. 427

The Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T no 85 is the rostered loco for these services throughout the summer

The ‘shuttle’ Vintage Set will consist of two carriages from the Vintage Carriages Trust fleet:
Great Northern Railway 6-wheel Brake, no. 589
Southern Railway ‘Chatham’ Brake, no. 3554

The shuttles will be worked by Bahamas Locomotive Society locomotives, either Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T side tank no. 1704 ‘Nunlow’ or LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ no. 1054. ‘Nunlow’ is the rostered locomotive for the first Sunday of this new venture.

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power and rolling stock are available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

Locomotive Roster Weekday 17th – 21st August & weekend 22nd – 23rd August

After a rest for a few weeks BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 is in action with the weekday service Monday to Friday. Plus the Vintage Tour Bus is in operation all week and returns on Sunday for the Haworth Station – Haworth Village – Oxenhope tour.

The USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 will return for the weekend main service train for Saturday and Sunday with the Class 101 DMU on the diesel service. On Sunday 5820 will be joined for the second week by LNWR ‘Coal tank’ 1054 for the last of this year’s vintage trains.

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.

Spring 2015 in Photos

Spring was a busy time on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway starting with Easter at the beginning of April. We introduced a new, once a month diesel locomotive service and over the Bank Holiday weekend, The Railway Children’s Weekend followed by the Haworth 1940s Weekend. Event organisers continued their hard work with a very successful 3 day visit to the Railway by the famous bear from Peru, Paddington, and our photographic look is back rounded off with West Country Pacific, 34092 ‘Wells’ drawing the crowds at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s Steam to West event. And we finish this Spring retrspective with two June videos, including the first Vintage Trains of the Summer. Continue reading

Locomotive Roster Week 22nd – 26th June and weekend to 27th & 28th June 2015

WD 2-8-0 90733 has been in action this weekend and will continue on the weekday service, handling all the services Monday – Friday. The first steam train leaves Oxenhope at 10.00 and the last service on the branch departs Keighley at 15.45 – 4 round trips in all.

Over the weekend Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 returns to the roster will handle all the weekend main steam locomotive services with the diesel service train in the hands of our Class 101 diesel multiple unit. Sunday sees a the second of the Vintage Trains in the relief path with ‘vintage’ stalwart, Bahamas Locomotive Society’s LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal tank’ 1054 at its head..

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 Week 8th – 12th June and weekend to 13th & 14th June 2015

BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 is again in action this week on the weekday service and will handle all the services Monday – Friday. The first steam train leaves Oxenhope at 10.00 and the last service on the branch departs Keighley at 15.45 – 4 round trips in all.

Over the weekend the main service will again be 75078 hauled with the Saturday diesel locomotive train in the hands of Class 20, 20 031 for the third of the railway’s diesel days. Sunday sees a welcome return of the Vintage Trains in the relief path with ‘vintage’ stalwart, LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal tank’ 1054 at its head. 75078 will remain in action for the week 15th – 19th June.

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 Mid-week and Weekend 28th & 29th June

The mid-week service utilising the Pink timetable will have steam traction in the shape of Midland 4F 0-6-0 43924.

The Saturday & Sunday main steam service will have USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 at the head.

Sunday, sees the second weekend of Vintage Trains with LNWR 0-6-2 ‘Coal Tank’ 1054 hauling the Lancashire & Yorkshire vintage carriages. The photograph below comes from last weekend’s Vintage Train service.

Featured image: Kenneth Baker

Whilst every effort is 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.

Vintage Trains this Sunday

LNWR 0-6-2 ‘Coal tank’ 1054 was out on the mainline today hauling two of the Vintage Carriages Trust‘s Metropolitan coaches for the annual general meeting of the Bahamas Locomotive Society. This gave a taster for the first of the Sunday Vintage Trains when 1054 will haul the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Trust‘s 3 carriage vintage set tomorrow. Click here for details and here for the day’s timetable.

The headline photograph shows 1054 with the Metropolitan First Class coach and Third Class brake leaving Ingrow yard today to take the AGM special to Oxenhope.

Photo: News@KWVR

Locomotive Roster for Mid-week and Weekend 21st & 22nd June

A four locomotive line up is planned for this week.

The mid-week service utilising the Pink timetable will have steam traction in the shape of Midland 4F 0-6-0 43924.

The Saturday steam service will have USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 at the head.

Sunday, sees the return of LNWR 0-6-2 ‘Coal Tank’ 1054 hauling the Lancashire & Yorkshire vintage carriages as the Vintage Train days make a welcome return. On the service train 5820 makes way for WD 2-8-0 90733.

Featured image: Colin Smith

Whilst every effort is 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.