Virtual Locomotive Roster for ‘Little Engines’ Gala 11th & 12th July & Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th July 2020

This week we drop back just three years to 2017 when in early July the KWVR held its first Little Engine’s Gala which operated over 3 days, 7th – 9th July. This Gala harked back to the early days of the preserved Railway and the KWVR honoured those early pioneers when the smaller locomotives of the fleet will took centre stage to reflect the days before the larger locomotives ruled the roost.

We welcomed two visiting locomotives, both with connections to the Railway but in diverse ways. The first to be announced was ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST 71515 ‘Mech Navvies Ltd’ from the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway a type of engine that featured in the early days of the KWVR with two examples of the class operational during the early years. The second guest locomotive was London & South Western Railway ‘Beattie well tank’ 2-4-0WT 30587 courtesy of the Bodmin & Wenford Railway. These well tanks were never seen in the north of England but similar locomotives, designed and owned by the Midland Railway, operated the branch in the very first years that the Railway was open in the nineteenth century.

Although only over two days of our virtual weekend, as well as the two visitors, the home fleet consists of:

Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T No. 85
London & North Western Railway 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ No.1054 (courtesy of the Bahamas locomotive society)
Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T no. 1704 ‘Nunlow’ (courtesy of the Bahamas locomotive society)
… these latter two now withdrawn for overhaul
… plus some rare passenger workings of our smaller diesel fleet.

TVR 0-6-2T no. 85 will have the honours hauling the Wednesday – Friday services between Oxenhope to Keighley after taking part in the Virtual Little Engines Gala.

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend 4th & 5th July and Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th July 2020

Four year’s ago all was well in the Valley with COVID-19 not even on the horizon, but all was not well with BR Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 which had to be withdrawn from service the previous weekend. However repairs were concluded and the 60 year old locomotive took up its next scheduled duty the next weekend. This week we go back to 2016.

Our Vintage Sunday service was in action with Taff Vale Railway no. 85 at the head of a set of mixed vintage coaches, from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust and Vintage Carriages Trust:

The motive power for these virtual passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 4th July 2020
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Diesel service – Metropolitan-Cammel Diesel Multiple Unit Class 101 No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
  • Sunday 5th July 2020:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85 (Vintage Train)
  • Wednesday 8th July – Friday 10th July 2020:
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85

Timetables:

  • Saturday 4th July – Green timetable
  • Sunday 5th July – Blue Vintage Trains timetable
  • Wednesday 8th July – Friday 10th July – Pink Timetable

Locomotive Roster for the Spring Steam Gala Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March 2020

The motive power for the 2020 Spring Steam Gala will be as follows:

  • Friday 6th March – SIX locomotives
    Great Western Railway Class 41xx 2-6-2T 4144
    British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    LMS ‘Jubillee’ Class 4-6-0 45596 ‘Bahamas’
    LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85
    (Standby – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022)
  • Saturday 7th March – SEVEN Locomotives
    Great Western Railway Class 41xx 2-6-2T 4144
    British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    LMS ‘Jubillee’ Class 4-6-0 45596 ‘Bahamas’
    LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85
    (Standby – USATC S160 2-8-0 5820)
  • Sunday 8th March – SEVEN Locomotives
    Great Western Railway Class 41xx 2-6-2T 4144
    LMS ‘Jubillee’ Class 4-6-0 45596 ‘Bahamas’
    LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212
    Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
    Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85
    (Standby – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241)

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.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 6th – 8th March for what promises to be another exciting KWVR Steam Gala

Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October & Weekdays to 21st February 2020

The motive power for the weekend 15th & 16th February and Weekdays 17th – 21st February will be as follows:

  • Saturday 15th February
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 16th February:
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Blue Timetable
  • Monday 17th,  Tuesday 18th & Friday 21st February:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Timetable – Pink Timetable
  • Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th February (Jurassic Specials):
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85
    Timetable – Jurassic 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 8th & Sunday 9th February 2020 – Amendment

Following difficulties with Taff Vale Railway Class 02 0-6-2T no. 85, this weekend’s steam hauled passenger service will now be in the capable hands of British Railways Standard Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022

 

Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February 2020

The motive power for the weekend 8th & 9th February will be as follows:

  • Saturday 8th February
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85

    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 9th February
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Blue Timetable

This week the eight component parts of the replacement Bridge 11, south of Ingrow Tunnel, arrived at Ingrow and were transported to the site ready for work to commence in March.. The Railway is running an appeal to raise the £150,000 needed to replace the bridge. For more information on the bridge and how you can contribute to the appeal, click HERE.

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 1st & Sunday 2nd February 2020

The motive power for the weekend 1st & 2nd February will be as follows:

  • Saturday 1st February
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85

    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 2nd February
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Blue Timetable

The accompanying photograph of 85 taken on the 11th January this year, shows the locomotive crossing the soon to be replaced Bridge 11 south of Ingrow Tunnel on its way to Oxenhope. This scene will change considerably when this bridge, now approaching the end of its useful life, is replaced by a new structure in March. The Railway is running an appeal to raise the £150,000 needed to replace the bridge. For more information on the bridge and how you can contribute to the appeal, click HERE.

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 25th & Sunday 26th January 2020

The motive power for the weekend 25th & 26th January will be as follows:

  • Saturday 25th January
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964

    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 26th January
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Blue Timetable

The accompanying photograph shows M79964 on the 12th January this year, about to cross an ageing Bridge 11 south of Ingrow Tunnel on its way to Keighley. This scene will change considerably when this bridge, now approaching the end of its useful life, is replaced by a new structure in March. The Railway is running an appeal to raise the £150,000 needed to replace the bridge. For more information on the bridge and how you can contribute to the appeal, click HERE.

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 11th & Sunday 12th January 2020

The motive power for the weekend 11th & 12th January will be as follows:

  • Saturday 11th January
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85

    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 12th January
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Diesel service – British Railways Waggon & Maschinenbau Diesel Railbus No. M79964
    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 weekend Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October & Weekdays to 1st November 2019

The motive power for the weekend 26th & 27th October and Weekdays 28th October – 1st November will be as follows:

  • Saturday 26th October
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Diesel service – British Railways Metropolitan-Cammel Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
    Timetable – Green Timetable
  • Sunday 27th October:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – British Railways ‘Ivatt’ Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Timetable – Halloween Timetable
  • Monday 28th – Wednesday 30th October & Friday 1st November:
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85

    Timetable – Pink Timetable
  • Thursday 31st October:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2T no. 85
    Timetable – Halloween 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 17th – Friday 23rd August 2019

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

  • Saturday 17th August
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Diesel service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric 37 075
    Timetable – Summer Saturday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Sunday 18th August:
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Timetable – Sunday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Monday 19th August – Friday 23rd August:
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924

    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 10th – Friday 16th August 2019

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

  • Saturday 10th August
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85

    Diesel service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric 37 075
    Timetable – Summer Saturday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Sunday 11th August:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railways Class 02 0-6-2T 85
    Timetable – Sunday Blue & Vintage Scenic Bus Timetables
  • Monday 12th August – Friday 16th August:
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    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 13th – Friday 19th July 2019

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

  • Saturday 13th July
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Diesel service – Metropolitan-Cammel Diesel Multiple Unit Class 101 No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
  • Sunday 14th July:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85 (final Vintage Train of the season)
  • Monday 15th July – Friday 19th July:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022

Timetables:

  • Saturday 13th July – Green timetable
  • Sunday 14th July – Blue Vintage Trains timetable
  • Monday 15th July – 19th July – 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 6th – Friday 12th July 2019

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

  • Saturday 6th July
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Diesel service – Metropolitan-Cammel Diesel Multiple Unit Class 101 No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
  • Sunday 7th July:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85 (penultimate Vintage Train of the season)
  • Monday 8th July – Friday 12th July:
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924

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.

Locomotive Roster for the week Saturday 29th June – Friday 5th July 2019

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

  • Saturday 29th June
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Diesel service – Metropolitan-Cammel Diesel Multiple Unit Class 101 No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
  • Sunday 30th June:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85 (Vintage Train)
  • Monday 24th June – Friday 28th June:
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85

Timetables:

  • Saturday 22nd June – Green timetable
  • Sunday 23rd June – Blue Vintage Trains timetable
  • Monday 24th June – 28th 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 week Saturday 22nd – Friday 28th June 2019

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

  • Saturday 22nd June
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078

    Diesel service – Metropolitan-Cammel Diesel Multiple Unit Class 101 No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
  • Sunday 23rd June:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85 (Vintage Train)
  • Monday 24th June – Friday 28th June:
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924

Timetables:

  • Saturday 22nd June – Green timetable
  • Sunday 23rd June – Blue Vintage Trains timetable
  • Monday 24th June – 28th 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 week Saturday 15th – Friday 21st June 2019

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

  • Saturday 15th June
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Diesel service – Metropolitan-Cammel Diesel Multiple Unit Class 101 No’s. M51189 & Sc51803
  • Sunday 16th June:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Steam service – Taff Vale Railway Class O2 0-6-2 85 (Vintage Train)
  • Monday 17th June – Friday 21st June:
    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924

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 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.

 

News from Haworth Sheds – May 2019

In early April we brought you the first of a regular feature by one of our younger volunteers, Joe Shaw, of what the team have been doing to our locomotive fleet within the confines of Haworth Shed. As before Joe, has scoured Haworth Shed’s Facebook page and brings together what has been going on since his last report. So let Joe take up the story.

Following on from my first article where I outlined the latest activities within Haworth Shed, this article is a continuation of that, as well as announcing the movements of locomotives returning and leaving the railway.

This month, news of

  • WD 2-8-0 90733
  • LMS Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241
  • TVR Class 02 0-6-2T 85
  • LMS Class 5 45212

Continue reading

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 10th & 11th and Weekdays 12th – 16th February 2018

Firstly an apology for the lack of a notification of the roster for last weekend. With maintenance being carried out on the original rostered locomotive still ongoing, it was not possible to determine the engine in time to send out a post and it was an 11th hour decision to use Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 in its stead.

No such problems (hopefully) this week with TVR Class o2 0-6-2T no. 85 rostered for a 4 coach set Saturday, right through to Friday with mid-week running on the timetable for the schools’ half term. The Saturday morning and all day Sunday diesel service will be in the hands of our diesel railbus M79964.

With Paddington arriving on the Railway Wednesday and Thursday, there will be a 2 train steam service Wednesday – Friday. Unfortunately the second locomotive has not been determined as this notification goes out. Keep an eye out on the website and social media for updates.

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.