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With the Wednesday railcar service and Beer & Music Festival, the KWVR is this week offering continuous passenger services from Wednesday through to Sunday with no less than 3 steam locomotives, one mainline diesel and one diesel railcar providing passenger services over the 5 days.
A change to the original roster for the steam locomotive this weekend with WD 90733 now scheduled for the steam services on Saturday and Sunday.
Having arrived on Friday and operated all steam services at the weekend, LMS ‘Black 5’ 4-6-0 44871, is once again scheduled to be on duty over the coming weekend.
All being well, LMS 'Black 5' 4-6-0 44871, which was scheduled to arrive for last week's services will arrive on the Railway ready to take up its duties on the Railway this weekend.
Ian Riley's LMS Class 5MT ('Black 5') 4-6-0 44871 will be arriving on the Railway this week and subject to a fitness-to-run examination will take the place of 43924 at the head of steam services this weekend.
This weekend sees the last of the Diesel and Ale Days, this time in the hands of 20 031. The steam service on Saturday and Sunday will have 43924 at the head and our Class 101 diesel multiple unit will operate the diesel service on Sunday
Returning to normality, on the main service this weekend will be 90733 with a rare appearance of 1704 'Nunlow' on the relief set on Sunday.
This popular event will be returning from 19th - 22nd October 2017 and with just 1 month to go the beer list, with approximately 150 beers, has now been published. Cider and wine drinkers are not left out and new for 2017 we will also have a selection of artisan gins available.
Every year, in September, our Civil Maintenance team take possession of some part of the line. This year work is being concentrated on one of our bridges necessitating severance of the line between Oakworth and Haworth. 90733 and diesel 25 059 will operate a Haworth-Oxenhope shuttle, with our Class 101 DMU operating Oakworth-Keighley. A bus will link Haworth and Ingrow