Locomotive Roster for Weekend 28th & 29th July and weekdays to 3rd August 2018

These last few weeks have emphasised the difficulty of advising, in advance, the locomotives to be rostered for our services, and never has the disclaimer at the foot of these notifications been more appropriate.

The fire risk continues and our trackside is still tinder dry, resulting in the Railway, reluctantly, replacing Thursday’s steam locomotive with one of our diesels but, as yet, there is no blanket steam ban on the KWVR and steam passenger services continue whenever possible.

This weekend, with the usual disclaimer, will have ‘Big Jim’, USATC S160 2-8-0 5820,  at the head of steam services on both days and will continue with the weekday service.

On Sunday 5820 and will be joined by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 on our Sunday Vintage Train service. However conditions were favourable last weekend for the preferred locomotive, LNWR ‘Coal Tank’ 0-6-2T 1054 to head the Vintage Train. These are tricky times and we ask for understanding if the advertised locomotive is substituted.

The diesel service this Saturday will be locomotive hauled with our monthly Diesel & Ale train running throughout Saturday alongside our steam hauled service. This will be hauled by Class 37, 37 075.

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 (Blue Vintage Train Timetable), the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15.

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.

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 July and weekdays to 27th July 2018

Firstly, an apology for the non-appearance of the roster for last weekend and the current week. Due to the ongoing fire risk plus outstanding repairs it was not possible to post the roster in advance.

Despite rain in the last week the fire risk continues and our trackside is still tinder dry but, unlike the ‘big’ railway, there is no steam ban on the KWVR and steam passenger services continue.

This weekend BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 will head steam services on both days and footplate crews being urged to drive steam locomotives sympathetically to the conditions. With a 6 coach train on Saturday and with conditions in mind these trains will be “banked” by English Electric 0-6-0 diesel D0226 ‘Vulcan’.

On Sunday 75078 continues alone on a 5 coach formation and will be joined by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 on the our Sunday Vintage Train service. Conditions are still too dry to roster LNWR 0-6-2T 1054 which is less powerful than the Ivatt.

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

On Saturday (Green Timetable) the first train departs Oxenhope (diesel railcar) at 09.00 with steam locomotive trains operating from 11.00 and on Sunday (Blue Vintage Train Timetable), the first passenger service is steam hauled at 10.15.

This week sees the introduction of the Orange Timetable (Monday – Friday) with the first service leaving Oxenhope at 10.00 hauled by BR ‘Ivatt Tank’ 2-6-2T 41241, resplendent in  its KWVR / LMS crimson lake re-opening livery, and this locomotive will continue throughout the week. The Orange Timetable hails the introduction of 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.

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 Weekdays 3rd – 6th July & Little Engines Gala 7th – 9th July 2017

This weekend sees the first Little Engine’s Gala which, like our Winter Steam gala, will operate over 3 days, 7th – 9th July. Harking back to the early days of the preserved Railway, the KWVR is honouring those early pioneers when the smaller locomotives of the fleet will take centre stage to reflect the days before the larger locomotives ruled the roost.

The railway have announced 2 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. This was followed by the announcement of our second guest, London & South Western Railway ‘Beattie well tank’ 2-4-0WT 30587 courtesy of the Bodmin & Wenford Railway. Similar locomotives, but designed and owned by the Midland Railway, operated the branch in the very first years that the Railway was open in the nineteenth century.

The home fleet will consist 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)

And rare passenger workings of our smaller diesel fleet including:

BR Class 08 0-6-0 No. 08 993 “Ashburnham”
BR Class 08 0-6-0 No. 08 266
BR Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 No. D2511
Mersey Docks and Harbour Board 0-6-0 No. D32
Prototype English Electric 0-6-0 No. D0226 ‘Vulcan’

For the public timetables in operation over the 3 days, please click HERE to visit the main website. To download the enthusiast working timetables, click on the appropriate day below:
Friday, 7th July
Saturday, 8th July
Sunday, 9th July

TVR 0-6-2T no. 85 will have the honours hauling the Monday – Thursday services between Oxenhope to Keighley before joining in with the Little Engines Gala.

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 Week 18th – 21st and weekend 22nd & 23rd April 2107

With Easter weekend running completed we return to the pink timetable during the week and our winter green and blue timetables in operation at the weekend. All steam turns during the week and at the weekend will be in the hands of BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078.

The Saturday diesel turn and the first 2 on Sunday will have our Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit running the service. On Sunday, after 2 round trips, the DMU gives way to English Electric 0-6-0 D0226 which will haul a short passenger train of suburban coaches for the remainder of the day.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 13th & 14th August and all next week to Friday 19th August 2016

MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 has been at the head of weekday services this week and now takes a rest for a water change, with BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 taking over for the weekend, then continuing throughout the week on the weekday steam service. On Saturday the early morning diesel service will be in the hands of the Class 101 diesel multiple unit but Sunday sees English Electric 0-6-0 D0226 at the head of coaching stock on the Sunday morning diesel service.

43924 returns on Sunday, taking over from D0226 on the 11.45 ex-Oxenhope.

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For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the timetable page.

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 25th & 26th June and all next week to Friday 1st July 2016

Saturday sees the third of our ‘Big Diesel’ days when our normal early morning diesel railbus is rested and one of our mainline diesels, hauling coaching, stock takes its place and operates throughout the day in addition to our steam service

This Saturday’s diesel haulage will be provided by English Electric Class 20 no. 20 031. 20 031 is not the only diesel haulage this weekend as Sunday will see 0-6-0 diesel shunter D0226 on the early morning railcar service for two round trips from Oxenhope to Keighley.

The main steam locomotive this weekend and throughout the week will be BR Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078, joined on Sunday by MR 4F 0-6-0 43924

For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the timetable page.

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.

Steam & Diesel Locomotive Roster for Weekend 9th & 10th May 2015

This weekend sees the second of the Railway’s steam and diesel weekends with the railcar turns taken over by locomotive hauled passenger stock, in response to requests from diesel enthusiasts for more diesel locomotive haulage.

From the first service in the morning at 09.00 to the last diesel service of the day on Saturday, motive power will be provided by English Electric Class 37 37 075. This means that there is a full 2 train service in operation.

D0226-150412'1-RBaSunday sees the return of the Blue Timetable, 2 steam train operation but the early morning diesel service, starting at 09.00 from Oxenhope, will have English Electric 0-6-0 D0226 ‘Vulcan’ (seen here on the first weekend’s diesel locomotive services in April), on its second outing on passenger duty, until steam takes over for the rest of the day with the 13.15 departure from Oxenhope.

On the steam service, USATC S160 2-8-0 5820 will be in operation on both days being joined on Sunday by MR 0-6-0 4F 43924.

For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the main website.

Featured image: Paul Livsey. Photo: Robert Batty

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.

Steam & Diesel Locomotive Roster for Weekend 11th & 12th April 2015

This weekend sees the first diesel railbus turns taken over by locomotive hauled passenger stock, in response to requests from diesel enthusiasts for more diesel locomotive haulage.

From the first service in the morning at 09.00 to the last diesel service of the day on Saturday, motive power will be provided by English Electric Class 37 37 075. This means that there is a full 2 train service in operation.

Sunday sees Class 101 DMU on the diesel turn until the 13.15 from Oxenhope when 0-6-0 D0226 (seen here on Tour de France Sunday, 2014) has a rare outing on passenger duty for the rest of the day.

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On the steam service, WD 2-8-0 90733 will be in operation for both days.

For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the main website.

Featured image: Robin Lush. Photo: Inspiring Images

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 20th & 21st September

With the line still severed between Oakworth and Haworth, a steam shuttle will once again operate between Oxenhope and Haworth. A diesel service will operate on the northern section between Keighley and Oakworth. In addition a vintage bus service, operated by Classic Vehicles of Yesteryear, will operate between Ingrow and Haworth.

Click HERE for the special timetable. With no run-round facility at Haworth, the steam service once again will be top and tailed with WD 2-8-0 90733 at the south (uphill end) and English Electric 0-6-0 diesel D0226 or Class 25 diesel 25 059 at the northern end. Further down the Valley the diesel service will utilise our Class 101, 2 car DMU.

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: Neil Harvey

Locomotive Roster Weekend 13th & 14th September

With the line severed between Oakworth and Haworth a steam shuttle will operate between Oxenhope and Haworth only and a diesel service between Keighley and Oakworth. In addition a vintage bus service operated by Classic Vehicles of Yesteryear will operate between Ingrow and Haworth.

Click here for the special timetable. With no run-round facility at Haworth, the steam service will be top and tailed with WD 2-8-0 90733 at the south (uphill end) and English Electric 0-6-0 diesel D0226 at the northern end. Further down the Valley the diesel service will utilise our Class 101, 2 car DMU.

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: Trevor Gower