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With only one week to go before the world's most famous locomotive arrives on the Railway we are delighted to announce all the latest information about our Charter from Oxenhope to Carlisle and the weekend of its display at Ingrow on the 1st & 2nd April with tickets still available for the "Flying Scotsman Experience".
It is Mother's day this Sunday when the railway will be running two steam services on Sunday. The main steam service will be hauled by 5820 on both days with 43924 at the head of the Pullman set on Sunday.
It's back to the home fleet to provide the motive power this weekend with 5820 hauling the steam service up the Valley.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway has a new department to manage all the infrastructure on the Worth Valley Railway and we are looking to recruit a tradespeople team of volunteers for the maintenance of our buildings, mainly stations, and our signals and telegraph infrastructure.
Having taken part in last weekend's Gala, 61264 remains on the Railway and will head steam services this weekend before returning home to the NYMR.
During the visit of 'Flying Scotsman' our regular volunteers will be working flat out to run the trains and man the stations, buffets and shops so we are looking to recruit extra volunteers to help run the 'pop-up' sales stands around the Railway.
The scene is set for another superb KWVR Gala with both guest locomotives, 61264 and 13065, now on the branch and ready to play their part. The home fleet is being prepared and we may well still see 45407 and 45212 at some time over the weekend.
MR Class 4F 0-6-0 43924 will operate every day from Saturday 2nd - Wednesday 6th April but gives way to Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T no. 85 for its first turn of normal timetable duty since restoration to working order..
Following a successful introduction in 2015, the monthly mainline diesel hauled service trains return for 2016, operating on the last Saturday of every month April - September. In addition there will be diesel hauled morning services on some days and a special Class 08 celebration in June
British Railways Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 will operate every day of the Easter weekend and throughout Easter week, supported by 43924 Good Friday - Easter Monday on the two train Blue Timetable.
5820 was out and about on the Railway last weekend and will return this weekend prior to entering the works for its annual boiler exam and planned maintenance.
Sit Down For Breakfast, Stand Up For Farmers. The KWVR is proudly working alongside Haworth Fair Trade to host a Fair Trade Breakfast on Saturday March 5th. Anyone travelling on the 11am departure from Oxenhope and the 11.45 from Keighley can enjoy a free Fair Trade breakfast.
Depending on the repairs being undertaken on two of our locomotives, the rostered locomotive for this weekend will come from one of three possible - 75078, 43924 and 5820
At prices competitive with the current retail market, there is no better place than the KWVR to buy your rolling stock and we now have in stock, the Graham Farish N Gauge model of our very own 43924.
The Keighley & Worth Valley is unique in that most of our trains convey a real-ale buffet car, serving real-ale from traditional hand pumps. The current selection may be taken from guest ales from the Abbeydale Brewery of Sheffield, Adnam's Brewery in Southwold, Suffolk or the Oakham Brewery, Rutland.
Three locomotives will be in operation over the next week as all day running over the Easter holiday period comes into effect. In addition the vintage bus tour makes a welcome return to action.
The guest ales this week are 2 each from the Leeds Brewery and the famous Adnams Brewery, Southwold.
With another successful steam gala under the Railway's belt we are delighted to bring a large selection of photographs from those who were at the lineside in both glorious sunshine and near Armageddon conditions.
USATC 2-8-0 'Big Jim' 5820 will haul the steam services this weekend having been at the head of the Pullman service last weekend
The guest ales this week are 2 each from the Leeds Brewery and the Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield.
45 years on from the making of the much loved film, 'The Railway Children, the third edition of the book 'The Making of the Railway Children' has now been published and available from Haworth Station shop.
75078 heads the main steam service this weekend with 5820 now on the Mothering Sunday Luncheon Special.
Standard 4MT 75078 will head the main passenger service this weekend with 43924 at the head of the Mother's Day Pullman Luncheon Train on Sunday.
The Railway, as part of its Summer Employment programme, has a paid vacancy for a suitably qualified person to act as Yard Foreman / Fireman for the summer running period 23rd May - 11th September.
MR 0-6-0 4F 43924, and not BR 4MT 75078 as previously advertised, will operate the steam service this weekend.
Fresh from overhaul and starring in last weeks Winter Steam Gala, 75078 will haul the steam services this weekend.