‘News@KWVR’ – Dr. Matthew Stroh, Chairman, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

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Hopefully I can now welcome many new readers to this news site as the Railway’s members’ journal, Push & Pull, is delivered and, within, there is the announcement of this News page going live. We have wanted for a long time to provide members in particular with up to-date news on happenings on or about the Railway. We had plans initially for a members’ email newsletter, but the functionality and live content of this ‘blogging’ platform made an email newsletter seem very dated and each issue would probably be out of date the moment it was sent.

The site is thanks to the efforts of Philip Lawton, who himself is a long-standing member of the Railway, but living away from the Railway felt so strongly that we needed a means to communicate news more rapidly than the quarterly Push & Pull allowed, that he masterminded the development and operation of this news site. This news site doesn’t replace the main http://www.kwvr.co.uk website, but gives us the means to share information and news with members more immediately than the quarterly Push & Pull permits.

I would welcome your feedback and comments on articles we publish and also on the Railway more generally so please do get in touch either via this news site or by emailing me on matthew.stroh@kwvr.co.uk .

Matt Stroh
Chairman, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Welcome to News@KWVR


As Editor of this News blog, I would like to add my welcome to the site and hope you will gain as much pleasure from viewing the articles, photographs and videos as we have in gathering the material and publishing it out into the wider Keighley and Worth Valley Railway community. We aim to give the general public, members and enthusiasts alike, regular news updates about what is happening inside the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

I have been involved with this project now for over nine months and having toured the Railway and met many members of staff that make this Railway the wonderful experience we all enjoy, it has made me realise the full extent of the work being undertaken day in and day out, and has reinforced my belief that this work gone on under reported, and probably under appreciated, for far too long. Unlike the printed word, limited by page size, book layouts and printing deadlines weeks ahead, a web based news and magazine service can bring the news almost as it happens and illustrate the best in digital photography and video, to bring home to everyone who holds the Railway to its heart, the real story of what goes on inside the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway day by day.

However we cannot do this without your help. From within the Railway we are calling on already hard pressed staff to tell their story and, from both inside and outside the Railway, call on photographers and those recording the action on video to submit their work to showcase the best of what is being recorded up and down the Valley and in the workshops.

Guide to the News blog

  • Each news article is referred to in this virtual world as a Post.
  • Every Post is recorded in date order of publishing and appears on the News Update tab.
  • Each Post has assigned to it at least one Category which groups related stories. Selecting a Category will pull together and display all the stories that relate to this specified Category. For example, if you wish to see the all the stories relating to Keighley Station, select the Keighley Category and so on. Alternatively the Posts also appear under their respective tabs. The choice is yours.
  • Please comment about the site itself or any of the Posts you see, we welcome your feedback. All Comments are moderated so may not appear for a little while. To make a comment either write in the box, where this is available, or click on the speech bubble next to each Post.
  • You can Follow the News blog by completing your e-mail address on the top right hand side and click on Follow. You will receive an e-mail notification each time a new Post is posted.

We look forward to hearing from you all and thank you for taking the time to read all the news about the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

Philip Lawton
Editor, News@KWVR

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One comment on “‘News@KWVR’ – Dr. Matthew Stroh, Chairman, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

  1. Superb stuff. Very many thanks for the opportunity to keep abreast of developments. I was a locomotive driver and running shed foreman at the Longmoor Military Railway, working with of one of your Vice-Presidents, Robert (Bob) Phizackerley

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