Oxenhope – Carlisle 1st Pictures

Celebrating the re-opening of the Settle to Carlisle Railway and 150 years of the opening of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, here we present just the first submissions of we expect to be a deluge of photographs taken of this historic train, plus a couple of videos

Cylinder drain cocks open, the special departs for Carlisle Cylinder drain cocks open, the special departs for Carlisle Approaching Haworth to pick up more passengers The special pulls into Haworth for its waiting public 60163-170331'1-JJ Having left Haworth behind, 60103 approaches Oakworth. Having left Haworth behind, 60103 approaches Oakworth. An unusual view possible because the locomotive is facing north. 60103 coasts along Great Northern Straight. An unusual view possible because the locomotive is facing north. 60103 powers along Great Northern Straight. Proudly carrying the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway headboard, 60103 waits at Keighley Proudly carrying the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway headboard, 60103 waits at Keighley A piper plays an appropriate Scottish accompaniment to the 'Flying Scotsman'. A piper plays a Scottish accompaniment to the 'Flying Scotsman'. Catering Manager, Christine Laycock has been burning the midnight oil to ensure that everything is prepared and hangs onto the engine to make sure it doesn't leave without her. Catering Manager, Christine Laycock has been burning the midnight oil to ensure that evrything is preapred and hangs onto the engine to make sure it doesn't leave without her. Departing Keighley, 60103 powers along the Aire Valley 60103-170331'2-BB .. and gets into its stride as it powers on to its next pick up at Skipton. .. and gets into its stride as it powers on to its next pick up at Skipton. Now at speed along the Aire Valley 60103-170331'1A-JHa Approaching Gargrave at speed Approaching Gargrave at speed Power up the Long Drag, 60103 at Helwith Bridge 60103-170331'1-CS The Settle & Carlisle is not just about passenger trains and beautiful scenery 60103-170331'3-RB With Penyghent providing the backdrop, 60103 tackles the climb to Ribblehead With Penyghent providing the backdrop, 60103 tackles the climb to Ribblehead Thanks to Story Contracting, engineers rebuilding the land slip at Eden Brows, the Settle & Carlisle line's story continues ... Thanks to Story Contracting, engineers rebuilding the land slip at Eden Brows, the Settle & Carlisle line's story continues ... ... and these are the guys who have done it, waving at those now enjoying the fruits of their labours ... and these are the guys who have done it, waving at those now enjoying the fruits of their labours. Without this happy band of volunteers from the KWVR, the journey north would have been thirsty work. Without this happy band of volunteers from the KWVR, the journey north would have been thirsty work. Sam MacDougall - the mastermind behind making this happen. He looks somewhat relieved that all the hard work by the team behind him has come to a triumphant conclusion Sam MacDougall - the mastermind behind making this happen. He looks somewhat relieved that all the hard work by the team behind him has come to a triumphant conclusion. Regular volunteers on the KWVR branch trains, working behind the bar make this trio a happy bunch Regular volunteers on the KWVR branch trains, working behind the bar make this trio a happy bunch. Dr. Matthew Stroh, Chairman of the KWVR Society takes a break with National Railway Museum Director, Paul Kirkman and Chairman of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendy Dr. Matthew Stroh, Chairman of the KWVR Society takes a break with National Railway Museum Director, Paul Kirkman and Chairman of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendy. Dr. Stroh sits back and enjoys the ride with rail Minister, Paul Maynard Dr. Stroh sits back and enjoys the ride with rail Minister, Paul Maynard Returning home, 60103 rounds Smardale curve near Kirkby Stephen Returning home, 60103 rounds Smardale curve near Kirkby Stephen Almost back to base, 60103 passes Uttley as the light starts to fade Owing to shunting restrictions at Keighley the last leg for passengers was in KWVR coaches and here WD 2-8-0 90733 puts its 8F power to good use, lifting 9 KWVR coaches out of Platform 4 with diesel 37 075 out of sight at the rear News reporters from ITV were on board and produced an excellent piece about the trip for the Calendar regional news program. Calendar-News In addition to photographs the first submissions on YouTube have appeared. Here are just two which have been downloaded during the day. Video_1 Video_2