Locomotive Roster for Weekend 19th & 20th May 2018

This weekend is the annual Haworth 1940s Weekend when the area is transported back in time. To ensure that visitors are ferried along the Valley with minimum delay, 3 steam locomotives and one mainline diesel will be in operation throughout both days of the vent – almost a mini-gala. Locomotives this weekend are, steam 5820, 75078 and 43924 and diesel 20 031. Continue reading

There are three very special events this weekend. Whilst the nation looks on in awe of the Royal couple and football fans watch the FA Cup final, Haworth will be holding its Haworth 1940s Weekend, arguably one of the best such events in the country.

To cater for the crowds that flock to the Valley for this event, the Railway is running an intensive timetable throughout both days. To ensure punctuality of the service, we will have 3 locomotives operating each day with changeover at Keighley, rather than the usual running round. The line up will be:-

  • USATC S160 2-8-0 5820
  • MR 4F 0-6-0 43924
  • BR Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078

In addition, the early morning diesel service from Oxenhope will be locomotive hauled stock in the capable hands of Class 25, no. 25 059. With FOUR mainline locomotives in action this weekend is almost a mini-gala.

First trains depart both Keighley (diesel hauled) and Oxenhope (steam hauled) at 08.45 with the last diesel service, the 10.15 from Keighley and then its 100% steam for the rest of the day.

The same timetable operates on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, please click HERE for this weekend’s timetable.

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