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.

KWVR introduces new Saturday Diesel Locomotive Service

Following the decision not to hold a Diesel Gala weekend during 2015, the Railway has been looking at ways to operate our diesel locomotives on duties that may prove attractive to visitors. We already use the diesel locomotives for morning duties on bank holiday weekends, some special events, and on selected Summer Saturdays, but we recognised these short early morning duties weren’t ideal for enthusiasts to attend and enjoy riding behind their favourite locomotives.

We are now pleased to confirm that a diesel locomotive hauled train will operate ALL DAY on the following Saturdays: 11th April, 9th May, 13th June, 11th July and 8th August which will operate in addition to the steam train service. Starting at 09.00 from Oxenhope, the diesel loco hauled train will replace the diesel railcar service and operate 6 round trips of the line, finishing back at Oxenhope at 17.25. A real-ale buffet car will also be provided on these trains*. In addition, normal fares will be charged. An all-day Rover ticket costing only £16 is excellent value for a full day behind your favourite locomotive.

Update – 15th march 2015

In addition it has now been announced that on Sunday 12th April D0226 will haul the 1315, 1445 and 1615 from Oxenhope and 1400, 1530 and 1700 from Keighley. On Sunday 10th May D0226 will haul the 0900, 1015 and 1145 from Oxenhope and 0940, 1100 and 1230 from Keighley.

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Update to Locomotive Roster for Weekend 26th & 27th April

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MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 will now be given a well earned rest. Normal timetables apply this weekend with the diesel railbus taking the early Saturday turn with WD 2-8-0 No. 90733 taking over the steam duties. In addition USATC S160 2-8-0 no. 5820 “Big Jim” will also be in steam for a private charter.

Sunday the usual diesel service will utilise locomotive hauled stock using Class 20 diesel 20 031 with S160 5820 taking the steam turns.

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.

Featured image & Photos: Robin Lush

 

Update to Locomotive Roster for Easter Weekend

As advised previously, this Easter Weekend the Railway runs a 2-train timetable which will feature freshly repainted USA S160 2-8-0 No. 5820 “Big Jim” and WD 2-8-0 No. 90733.  On Good Friday and Saturday the usual diesel railbus will be replaced by locomotive hauled stock using Class 20 diesel 20 031 and on Easter Sunday and Monday the Class 101 2 car DMU will provide the service until steam takes over.

The Blue timetable will operate every day so please click here to visit the main website for timings.

Featured image: Matthew Stroh

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.