Correction – Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October & Wednesday 23rd October 2019

The motive power for the weekend 19th & 20th October and Wednesday 23rd October will be as follows:

Beer & Music Festival

  • Saturday 19th October
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Diesel service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric No. 37 075
    Timetable – Special Beer & Music Timetable
  • Sunday 20th October:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Timetable – Special Beer & Music Timetable

Mid-week Steam Service

  • Wednesday 23rd October:
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2 41241
    Timetable – Pink 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 19th & Sunday 20th October & Wednesday 23rd October 2019

The motive power for the weekend 19th & 20th October and Wednesday 23rd October will be as follows:

Beer & Music Festival

  • Saturday 19th October
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Diesel service – British Railways Type 1, Class 20 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 20 031
    Timetable – Special Beer & Music Timetable
  • Sunday 20th October:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Timetable – Special Beer & Music Timetable

Mid-week Steam Service

  • Wednesday 23rd October:
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2 41241
    Timetable – Pink 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 5th & Sunday 6th October & Wednesday 9th October 2019

The motive power for the weekend 5th & 6th October and Wednesday 9th October will be as follows:

  • Saturday 5th October
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 6th October:
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Timetable – Blue Timetable
  • Sunday 9th October:
    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Yellow 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 28th & Sunday 29th September 2019

The motive power for the the weekend will be as follows:

  • Saturday 28th September
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 29th September:
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    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 week Saturday 31st August – Friday 6th September 2019

The motive power for this weekend and the weekday’s passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 31st August
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Diesel service – British Railways Type 2, Class 25 BO – BO Diesel Electric 25 059
    Timetable – Summer Saturday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Sunday 1st September:
  • Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241

    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Timetable – Sunday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Monday 2nd September – Friday 6th September:
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Timetable – Pink 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 week Saturday 24th – Friday 30th August 2019

The motive power for the Bank Holiday weekend and the weekday’s passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 24th August
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

    Diesel service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric 37 075
    Timetable – Summer Saturday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Sunday 25th August & Bank Holiday Monday 26th August:
  • Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Timetable – Bank Holiday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Tuesday 27th August – Friday 30th August:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Timetable – Orange Timetable (includes Vintage Scenic Bus Tour)

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 week Saturday 8th – Friday 14th June 2019

The motive power for this weekend and the half term week’s passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 8th June
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Diesel service – Metropolitan-Cammel Diesel Multiple Unit Class 1O1 No’s. M51189 & Sc51803

  • Sunday 9th June:
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85 (Vintage Train)
  • Monday 10th June – Friday 14th June:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022

Timetables:

  • Saturday 8th June – Green timetable
  • Sunday 9th June – Blue timetable
  • Monday 10th June – 14th June – Pink 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 18th & 19th May & Wednesday 22nd May 2019

The motive power for this Haworth 1940s Weekend’s passenger services, when 3 steam and 1 diesel locomotive will be in operation will be as follows:

  • Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May:
    Steam services –
    USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
  • MR 4F 0-6-0 43924
  • BR Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
  • Diesel service –
    British Railways Type 2, Class 25 Diesel Electric 25 059
  • Wednesday 22nd May:
    Diesel service – Class 101 diesel multiple unit

Timetables:

  • Saturday & Sunday 20th May – Red Haworth 1940s timetable
  • Wednesday 10th April – Yellow 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 11th & 12th May 2019

The motive power for this weekend’s passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 11th May:
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Diesel service – Class 101 diesel multiple unit
  • Sunday 12th May:
    Steam service -USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
  • Wednesday 15th May:
    Diesel service – There will be no mid-week diesel railcar service this week, as our Signals & Telegraph Department are undertaking essential maintenance at Damems Junction.

Timetables:

  • Saturday 11th May – Green timetable
  • Sunday 12th May – Blue 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 the weekend 27th & 28th April & Wednesday 1st May 2019

The motive power for this weekend’s passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 27th April:
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Diesel & Ale service – British Railways Type 2, Class 25 Diesel Electric 25 059
  • Sunday 28th April:
    Steam service -USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
  • Wednesday 1st May:
    Diesel service – Class 101 diesel multiple unit

Timetables:

  • Saturday 6th April – Big Diesel Blue timetable
  • Sunday 7th April – Blue timetable
  • Wednesday 10th April – Yellow 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 the Easter Weekend 20th – 22nd April & Tuesday 23rd – Friday 26th April 2019

The motive power for the Easter weekend and all next week’s passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 20th – Monday 22nd April:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 & British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
  • Tuesday 23rd – Friday 26th April:
    Steam service – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820

Timetables:

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.

 

News from Haworth Sheds

If you have visited the KWVR and travelled along the Worth Valley, I am sure you will have encountered at least one of our young volunteers. One of those volunteers, 15 years old Joe Shaw, has joined the website team and, with a fair wind and school work permitting, Joe will be bringing news of what is happening in Haworth Shed and, hopefully in due course, other areas of the Railway. Those who follow Haworth Shed on Facebook, may well recognise some of the content, and thanks must go to the volunteers there for keeping us posted on what is happening to keep the wheels turning.

This article is the first of what we hope will be a regular feature of News@KWVR. We’ll let Joe take up the story ……

The KWVR has nearly 20 operational diesel and steam locomotives, to keep the wheels turning on all of these locomotives, without a doubt, is a challenge. However, fortunately at the KWVR, there is a team of hardworking, enthusiastic volunteers who work day and, sometimes, night to ensure that these locomotives are well maintained and are able to haul trains up and down the valley.

 

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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 6th & 7th October and midweek railcar service

You know that Autumn is upon us and the Beer & Music Festival isn’t far away when the Blue Sunday timetable changes from two steam locomotives to one steam locomotive and a diesel railcar operating the second 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.

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 4 coach train hauled by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241. Also making an appearance on Saturday will be USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 which will haul the last of the year’s Haworth Haddocks, this train requiring more pulling power than the Ivatt can provide. The Class 101 diesel multiple unit will continue on Sunday and will also operate the 6 round trips on Wednesday.

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 29th & 30th September and Wednesday 3rd October 2018

This weekend sees the last of the Diesel & Ale Saturdays when a 2 train service will be in operation with the diesel service in the hands of Class 37 37 075, operating a revised GREEN timetable. A selection of real ales will be on offer in the buffet car, sponsored by Naylor’s Brewery from Cross Hills. The steam service will have USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 at its head.

On Sunday the BLUE timetable is in operation. 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 being joined by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241.

Work continues to increase the height of the north end of Haworth platform, approximately 180ft, so this area is 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.

Once again the Saturday early morning diesel railcar service will be in the hands of our Class 101 diesel multiple unit and this will also operate the 6 round trips on Wednesday.

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 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 Weekend 1st & 2nd September and weekdays to 7th September 2018

It seems like only a few weeks ago that we were advising everyone of the locomotives for the first weekend of the Summer timetable with daily running and the vintage Haworth – Oxenhope tour bus, and here we are now giving details of the last weekend when the tour bus runs and the last week of steam hauled weekday trains. This summer has not been without its challenges with steam struggling to hold its place at the head of our trains with the searing sun’s rays scorching the lineside grasses and making grass fires a real risk. Thankfully the KWVR faired better than many similar lines and we were able to run most of our trains steam hauled.

For this final week of all week running we will have 4 steam locomotives in operation. The weekend steam service starts with BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078, continuing on from this weeks weekday service. 75078 will haul 4 of the day’s services before handing over to USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 that will be at the head of the last Oxenhope – Keighley – Oxenhope service and, also, that evening’s Haworth Haddock.

5820 continues on Sunday and will be joined by LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal tank’ 1054, courtesy of the Bahamas Locomotive Society at Ingrow,  hauling 3 suburban coaches, making an interesting contrast to the corridor coaches behind 5820.

The diesel services on Saturday will be handled by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit.

5820 and 1054 retire on Sunday evening to be replaced by the Railway’s iconic red Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 hauling 3 BR mark 1 corridor coaches for the last week of every day steam trains.

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 services start at 10.00.

In addition the vintage tour bus will be in operation every day.

Timetables:
Saturday- Green
Sunday – Blue
Weekend – Bus Timetable
Weekday – Pink

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.

Advance notice: Due to the start of our annual Civil Week, the Green timetable will be in operation on both Saturday and Sunday, 8th & 9th September.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 25th & 26th August, Bank Holiday and weekdays to 31st August 2018

This weekend, we have ‘Big Jim’, USATC S160 2-8-0 5820,  at the head of steam services on all three days of the Bank Holiday Weekend.

On Sunday and Monday 5820 and will be joined by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 hauling the suburban set of coaches.

The diesel service this Saturday will be locomotive hauled with our monthly Diesel & Ale train running throughout Saturday alongside our steam hauled service. This Saturday’s Steam & Ale Train is scheduled to be hauled by Class 25, 25 059. There will be a real ale bar on both the diesel and steam services

On Saturday (Green Diesel & Ale Timetable) the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel) at 09.00 with steam locomotive trains operating from 11.00 and on Sunday and Monday (Blue Timetable), the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15. On Saturday & Sunday the Vintage Tour Bus will be giving Haworth – Oxenhope bus tours around the Valley, free to holders of Rover tickets, and will operate to a specific Bus Timetable.

For the last week of the Summer timetable, the Orange Timetable operates (Tuesday – 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. Tuesday to Friday passenger services will be hauled by BR, Class 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 18th & 19th August and weekdays to 24th August 2018

This weekend BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 will head steam services on Saturday having put in sterling effort throughout the week.

However, the locomotive retires at the end of the day to be replaced by USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 for the last round trip of the day and then heading the evening’s Haworth Haddock dining train. 5820 then continues on Sunday and will haul 6 coach trains throughout the week.

On Sunday there will be an rare appearance on a service train of the National Trust’s LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ 1054, courtesy of the Bahamas Locomotive Society at Ingrow, hauling a 3 suburban set of coaches plus the NER ‘Old Gentleman’s Saloon’ which has been hired for a private party.

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 hauled trains operating from 11.00 and on Sunday, the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15.

In addition the vintage tour bus will be in operation every day.

Timetables:
Saturday- Green
Sunday – Blue
Weekend – Bus Timetable
Weekday – Orange (train and bus)

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