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 weekend Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September 2019

The track and civil infrastructure work continues as we go into the third of the three weeks.

With the line severed north of Haworth Station, accordingly we will be operating once again a revised but varied timetable:

  • Steam shuttle: Oxenhope – Haworth. British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022 (south end) and British Railways Diesel Mechanical 0-6-0 No. D2511 (north end)
  • Vintage Bus Service: Haworth – Ingrow
  • Diesel Railcar Service: Keighley – Oakworth. Class 101 diesel multiple unit

For more details and the detailed timetable, click HERE>>>

Amendment to previous posting

Please note that the revised services during the severance of the line north of Haworth should read:

SPECIAL NOTICE

WEEKENDS 14th & 15TH SEPTEMBER AND 21ST & 22ND SEPTEMBER

Annually, in September, we have a week devoted to repairing our track and civil infrastructure. Occasionally we need to extend this if the repair job is too big to complete in a week! This year is one of those occasions. September 2019 will be one of those occasions, as we need three weeks to complete a repair to a retaining wall at ‘Ebor Lane’ near Haworth (the bridge made famous at the end of The Railway Children film).

With the line severed north of Haworth Station, accordingly we will be operating a revised but varied timetable:

  • Steam shuttle: Oxenhope – Haworth
  • Vintage Bus Service: Haworth – Ingrow
  • Diesel Railcar Service: Keighley – Oakworth

For more details and the detailed timetable, click HERE>>>

Locomotive Roster for the weekend Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2019

The Summer timetables are now behind us and Autumn schedule takes over. However, over the next 3 weeks we are undertaking major Civil Engineering work which, from Monday 9th September will sever the line north of Haworth Station. Whilst our volunteers start preparation for this major undertaking, we will be operating a one train passenger service on both Saturday and Sunday to the Green timetable. The motive power for the the weekend’s passenger services will be as follows:

  • Saturday 7th September & Sunday 8th September:
    Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924

    Diesel service – Class 101 diesel multiple unit
    Timetable – Green 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.

SPECIAL NOTICE

WEEKENDS 7TH & 8TH SEPTEMBER AND 14TH & 15TH SEPTEMBER

Annually, in September, we have a week devoted to repairing our track and civil infrastructure. Occasionally we need to extend this if the repair job is too big to complete in a week! This year is one of those occasions. September 2019 will be one of those occasions, as we need three weeks to complete a repair to a retaining wall at ‘Ebor Lane’ near Haworth (the bridge made famous at the end of The Railway Children film).

With the line severed north of Haworth Station, accordingly we will be operating a revised but varied timetable:

  • Steam shuttle: Oxenhope – Haworth
  • Vintage Bus Service: Haworth – Ingrow
  • Diesel Railcar Service: Keighley – Oakworth

For more details and the detailed timetable, click HERE>>>

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 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.

Station Gardens Part 2 – Haworth

Two weeks ago we published the first of our posts highlighting the hard work that goes on to give our station gardens the colourful appearance that our visitors see throughout the spring and summer. Our first foray into the undergrowth reflected the work that Sue & Kathryn put in to make Oxenhope gardens reflect the importance of our terminus station.

Moving north, Haworth is our next station stop, where Tom Kemp is bringing the garden along and Jason and Thomas are attacking the wilderness that surrounds it. Very much a work in progress, great steps have been taken with much more work to do. Click HERE to see the fruits of their labours.

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 3RD – FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST 2019

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

  • Saturday 3rd August
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022

    Diesel service – British Railways Type 2, Class 25 BO – BO Diesel Electric 25 059
  • Sunday 4th August:
  • Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
  • Monday 5th August – Friday 9th August:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022

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.

Yorkshire in Bloom & the Station Gardens

For many years the Railway has been served by an enthusiastic team of gardeners that have kept our stations looking bright and beautiful in the Spring and Summer months.

And every year we are visited by the judges of Yorkshire in Bloom and this year was no different when the judges, seen above with the Railway’s David Petyt (far left) and Rebecca Ashworth (in the yellow dress) at Damems, visited the Railway on Wednesday 17th July, being given a tour of the Railway on board our Class 101 DMU.

And the gardening team are justifiably proud of their efforts, which in past years have been rewarded with awards in the annual Yorkshire in Bloom competition. The results of this year’s visit will not be known until the Autumn.

Whilst the team are very good at what they do, they are not very good at publicising the results of their labours, so we thought that it was about time that the hard work that goes into keeping the Railway’s gardens blooming, reached a wider audience.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing an article about each station and what the gardens contain. This week step forward Sue & Kathryn who look after Oxenhope gardens. Click HERE to see the fruits of their labours.

Locomotive Roster for the week Saturday 27th July – Friday 2nd August 2019

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

  • Saturday 27th July
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241

    Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
    Diesel service – British Railways Type 3, Class 37 CO – CO Diesel Electric No. 37 075
  • Sunday 28th July:
  • Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
  • Steam service – Midland Railway Class 4F 0-6-0 43924
  • Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241

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.

Tracks Through Our Times

Here on the KWVR we are looking at the Railway’s rich past both in the preservation era and under British Railways and London Midland & Scottish Railways ownership.

Debbie Cross, the Railway’s Heritage Manager, is currently in the process of gathering material for a heritage project called ‘Tracks Through Our Times’, looking at the experiences of those using or working on the Railway prior to closure or those involved in the early years of the preservation movement.

Whether you are, or were, a local resident who used the line before the closure or volunteered in the early days when the line was being saved, we would like to hear from you. Debbie would like to interview people who have stories they would like to share of their experiences.

Already a request was put out through the Keighley News for the local community to come forward with their stories of travelling on the railway for work and leisure pre- and post preservation.

If you were a part of the early preservation team or have stories about some of the major milestones that make the railway what it is today, she would love to hear from you. These stories will be used across the railway within our future exhibitions, on our website and as an educational resource. We may even turn some of them into songs!

If you would like to volunteer to be interviewed, then please get in touch with Debbie by email – debbie.cross@kwvr.co.uk

Locomotive Roster for the week Saturday 20th – Friday 26th July 2019

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

  • Saturday 20th July
    Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241 (returning to traffic thanks to the Beet family and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for loan of a top feed to get the locomotive running for the summer!)

    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
    Diesel service – British Railways Type 2, Class 25 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 25 059
  • Sunday 21st July:
  • Steam service – British Railways Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-0 78022
  • Monday 22nd July – Friday 26th July:
    Steam service – British Railways Class 2MT 2-6-2T 41241

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 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.