Locomotive Roster for the Weekend 15th & 16th December 2018

Santa Steam Specials are running to capacity, and despite the poor weather conditions we have seen lots and lots of happy faces. This weekend has the possibility of some snow showers and if that combines with clear blue skies, you have the picture postcard Santa Specials.

This weekend, as with all Santa Steam Specials, trains will have a combination of locomotives, with steam locomotives operating on the south, Oxenhope end of the train, assisted by one of our mainline diesel locomotives at the Keighley end. Once again steam motive power will be provided by 2 locomotives. On Saturday, taking its first tour of Santa duty this year, will be MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 and on Sunday BR Class 2 2-6-0 78022 will have the honours.  Both locomotives will be in steam, with the non-operation locomotive, on standby in Haworth yard.

This weekend the diesel locomotive will be Class 20, 20 031 on both days.

For visitors without a Santa Steam Special ticket wishing to travel along the Worth Valley, a diesel railcar service operates throughout the day by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit, starting at 09.00, giving passengers a new perspective through the forward facing windows on our diesel railcars. This service is free of charge to Santa Special ticket holders.

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 the Weekend 17th & 18th November 2018

It is as you were this weekend with both 43924 and 41241 once again on duty. On Saturday MR 0-6-0 4F 43924 will operate the steam service after our Class 101 DMU has started proceedings at 09.00 from Oxenhope. Then on Sunday 43924 is joined for a 2 steam train service by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241.

The Winter Green timetable operates on Saturday and the Blue Winter timetable on Sunday.

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

Locomotive Roster for the Weekend 10th & 11th November 2018

There will be 2 locomotives in use this weekend. On Saturday MR 0-6-0 4F 43924 will operate the steam service after our Class 101 DMU has started proceedings at 09.00 from Oxenhope. Then on Sunday 43924 steps down and Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 will operate alongside the Class 101 on the 2 train Sunday service.

The Winter Green timetable operates on Saturday and the Blue Winter timetable on Sunday.

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

Locomotive Roster Wednesday 17th, Beer & Music Festival 18th–21st & Weekdays 23rd-25th October 2018

There are 5 days of continuous passenger workings this week starting on Wednesday with our midweek diesel railcar service which, once again, will feature our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

One of the North of England’s best Beer & Music Festivals starts on Thursday at 12.30 and continues right through to Sunday evening with train services operating Thursday – Saturday until close of business late into the night and until early evening on Sunday when the Festival will close for another year. The services will be operated each day as follows.

Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th – Class 101 DMU

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th – Diesel Class 37 075 (morning diesel service), MR 0-6-0 43924, USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 and BR 4MT 4-6-0 75078

 

Sunday 21st – Class 101 DMU (morning diesel service), USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 and BR 4MT 4-6-0 75078

For the timetables in operation during the Festival, click HERE to download the timetables for all 4 days of the Beer & Music Festival.

The one week school half term is once again split over 2 weeks dependent on the education authority area so this year we will be operating a Tuesday – Thursday steam service for the next 2 weeks. The service for the 23rd – 25th October will be hauled by BR 4MT 4-6-0 75078.

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 13th & 14th October and midweek railcar service

This news post normally covers the upcoming weekend and the following 5 days. However with the Beer & Music Festival starting next Thursday, 18th October, this bulletin covers just the weekend service and mid week. A special Beer & Music Festival locomotive roster update will be issued next week covering all 4 days of the Festival.

The Class 101 diesel multiple unit will start the ball rolling at 09.00 on Saturday and the weekend’s steam service starts from Oxenhope at 11.00 with a 6 coach train hauled by Midland Railway 4F 0-6-0 43924. 43924 and the Class 101 diesel multiple unit will continue on Sunday and the 101 will also operate the 6 round trips on the Wednesday diesel railcar service

The weekend timetables are the Green timetable on Saturday and the Winter Blue timetable on Sunday. Our midweek diesel railcar service which will operate to the Yellow timetable every Wednesday until 17th October.

Work continues at the north end of Haworth platform to raise it up to the same height as the rest, therefore approximately 180ft of platform will once again out of bounds to visitors and permit holders wishing to access the trackside, from Haworth Station. This restriction will continue until all reconstruction work has been completed.

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

 

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 15th & 16th September and midweek railcar service

After the exertions of our Civil Engineers, who have been tackling jobs at Oxenhope (south end points of the run round loop, Haworth (raising the north end of the platform to its correct height) and Oakworth (relaying track through the station) the weekend timetables revert back to the Green timetable on Saturday and Blue on Sunday. With Civil Week over and no weekday steam trains, we re-introduce our midweek diesel railcar service which will operate to the Yellow timetable every Wednesday until 17th October.

The weekend’s steam service starting from Oxenhope at 11.00 will be a 4 coach train behind USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 on both days and will be joined on Sunday by MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 on the 3 coach suburban set. Once again the Saturday early morning diesel service will be in the hands of our Class 101 diesel multiple unit and this will also operate the 5 round trips on Wednesday.

Visitors to the Railway will notice that the work to increase the height of Haworth platform is ongoing with the north end, approximately 180ft, out of bounds to visitors and permit holders wishing to access the trackside, from Haworth Station. This restriction will continue until all reconstruction work has been completed.

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

 

Locomotive Roster for weekdays 6th – 10th August 2018

Firstly an apology for the non-appearance of the roster for the weekend services, the last in 2018 of our Vintage Train Sundays.

Throughout the week the Orange Timetable operates (Monday – Friday) with the first service leaving Oxenhope at 10.00 The Orange Timetable includes 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.

The weekday service, this week consisting of 5 coaches including the real ale buffet car, will be hauled by Midland Railway 4F 0-6-0 43924, seen at Keighley waiting to haul the Vintage Train on Sunday, 15th July 2018.

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 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 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 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 weekend 13th & 14th January 2018

MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 is back this weekend at the head of the steam service on Saturday and Sunday.

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 railcar.

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.

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 weekend 6th & 7th January 2018

Having operated on the last Mince Pie Special in place of the failed 44871, MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 is back this weekend at the head of the steam service on Saturday and Sunday. 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 railcar.

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.

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 Amendment Saturday 23rd December 2017

Originally MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 was rostered for the last Saturday Santa Steam Special of 2017. However 43924 will not operate on this duty, there has been a change and USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 will take it’s place taking Santa Claus between Keighley and Oxenhope. The Sunday service will be as originally advised with LMS 5MT 4-6-0 44871 and the diesel railcar service will be in the capable hands of the Class 101 DMU.

For the diesel railcar service timetable 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.