With the hot weather continuing and our trackside tinder dry, it has been a challenging week for the Railway, but, there is no steam ban on the KWVR and steam passenger services continue, but this weekend with a little help from the rear.
This weekend BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 75078 will head steam services on both days as footplate crews are urged to drive steam locomotives sympathetically to the conditions. With this in mind these trains will be “banked” by BR Class 20 diesel 20 031.
This pairing continues on Sunday when we will also have the second of our vintage Sundays which this weekend will be headed by MR 4F 0-6-0 43924.
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.
Weekday has the Pink timetable in use with the first service leaving Oxenhope at 10.00 and after a successful return at our 50th Anniversary Gala these services will be hauled by BR ‘Ivatt Tank’ 2-6-2T 41241, resplendent in its KWVR / LMS crimson lake re-opening livery, the first time the ‘Ivatt’ has operated a service train since restoration.
For the timetables in operation this weekend, please click HERE to visit the main website.
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.