This weekend BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 will head steam services on both days and will continue throughout the week, completing a 7 day operating stint.
On Sunday there will be an interesting pairing harking back to the last steam hauled services on the branch in BR days. In addition to 75078 on the main service train, it will be joined by Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 hauling just 3 coaches reminiscent of services in 1950s as depicted here of classmate 41273 on a Keighley – Oxenhope push-pull train standing at Oxenhope ready to return northwards. In 2018 however the ex-LMS coaches will be replaced by 3 suburban coaches, making an interesting contrast to the corridor coaches behind 75078.
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 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.
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.