Train Timetable

2015 Winter Steam Gala

Event date: 27 February 2015 - 1 March 2015

Our Winter Steam Spectacular is perfect for everyone, whether old or young, big or small. Up to eight different steam locomotives in action, vintage carriages, goods trains, express trains … plus your chance to get up close and have a look on the footplate.

The Winter Steam Gala will see the Gala debut of British Railways Standard Class 4 No. 75078

Having successfully completed its first ‘mainline’ passenger ‘turn’ on Saturday 7th February, the locomotive is now to make its Gala debut at the Winter Steam Gala in unlined BR black with the early BR emblem on the tender.

Following the success of the Autumn Steam Spectacular, this Gala will again be a home fleet affair. Other home fleet locomotives in use will be

  • SR West Country Class No.34092 ‘City of Wells’
  • Midland 4F 0-6-0 No. 43924
  • WD 2-8-0 No. 90733
  • USATC 2-8-0 “Big Jim” No.5820
  • LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’ No. 1054 (Courtesy of Bahamas Loco society)
  • Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T No. 1704 Nunlow (Courtesy of Bahamas Loco Society)
  • Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST ‘Sir Berkeley’ (Courtesy of Vintage Carriages Trust) at the head of Ingrow – Keighley shuttles

Note: LMS 5MT 4-6-0 45305, as originally advertised, will no longer be available for this event.

Train Services:

The Railway will run intensively on most days from 0830 and throughout the day into the early evening. Stations are gaslit during the evenings and give a depth of light from an era gone by.

For the days’ passenger timetables click HERE and for the enthusiast working timetables, click HERE

Trade Displays:

Groups from around the region will be displaying their varied layouts of different shapes and sizes.

Exclusive Access, Haworth Locomotive Works Tours:

As part of our Haworth  tours, visitors can glimpse the next locomotives to join the active fleet. Click HERE for times and more details about these tours.

Freight Trains:

A branch goods train will be in operation during the weekend and will be highlighted on the timetable for each day.

Express Trains:

Steam gala weekends offer a rare chance to race through our intermediate stations at the full line speed of 25mph on our non-stop services.

Cab Access – not now available.

Fares

For the three days, special fares will be in operation and passengers can choose a Day Rover to cover one, two or all three days of the Gala

1 Day Rover

£22 (adults)
£19 (KWVR members/OAPs/disabled)
£11 (Children 5-15 inclusive & local residents)
£49 (Family – 2+3)

2 Day Rover

£39 (adults)
£34 (KWVR members/OAPs/disabled)
£20 (Children 5-15 inclusive & local residents)
£88.50 (Family – 2+3)

3 Day Rover

£55 (adults)
£47 (KWVR members/OAPs/disabled)
£28 (children 5-15 inclusive & local residents)
£126 (Family – 2+3)

Note: Free Member’s tickets are not valid for travel during this event

Friday Evening and Sunday Morning Photographic Opportunities

We are offering specially photographic cameos during the event on both Friday Evening and Sunday Morning.

Friday Evening photo shoot

Evening Parcel Goods ‘up the line’. On the Friday evening we will be running a small demonstration goods train using MR 4F 43924. The night will start at Keighley where photographers will have approximately 20-25 minutes. The train will then travel to Ingrow, Haworth and Oxenhope, time permitting, with approximately 30 minutes at each station.
The train will be ‘short’ parcel goods.
Places will be limited. £25 per person (non refundable).

Sunday Morning ‘Mini Charter’

On Sunday morning we will be running SR West Country 34092 “Wells” and BR Standard 4 75078 in a “Pines Express” theme with our rake of BR MK1 Maroon coaches. The train will have full use of the line for 1 hour before the service starts and the opportunity to use the main locations around Oakworth, Mythomes and ‘the mound’ will be taken. In the event of a loco failure, 43924 will substitute for either loco, still giving us the Somerset & Dorset theme.
Places will be limited. £25 per person (non refundable).

NB: Sunday Charter. Participants will need to be mobile, as this will include exiting from the train at lineside locations.
NB: BR Standard 4 75078 is returning to traffic at this event and will be sporting unlined BR Black and ‘cycling lion’ crest. This livery will be carried until the locomotive is run in.

Book your place on either of the photo shoots by calling Haworth Station, 01535 645214, Monday to Friday only, 11.00 – 16.00, when our office is staffed by our admin team.
Payment by credit/debit card over the phone or cheques made payable to KWVR and sent to Winter Steam Gala, The Railway Station, Haworth, Keighley, BD22 8NJ – all monies non-refundable.