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Locomotive Roster for Weekend 27th & 28th May and Half Term Week 2017

Posted: 24 May 2017

On Saturday 27th May, it is Diesel & Ale Day when our diesel service will be formed of Mk.1 stock with on-train bar facilities sponsored by BIngley Brewery and hauled by 25 059. The steam service will have 75078 at the head. For the Sunday and Monday 2 steam service, 75078 will be joined by 5820. Tuesday - Friday will see 43924 take over for weekday running being joined by 75078 on Wednesday and Thursday

2017 Steam & Ale Trail Update

Posted: 24 May 2017

Weekend of 10th and 11th June sees the return of the Steam & Ale Trail for its second year and for 2017 it is bigger and better. All the details are now on-line, the event will be open from 11.00 to 22.00 on the Saturday and from 11.00 to 18.00 on the Sunday. There will be bars at every station and at Ingrow there will also be musical entertainment on Saturday and family entertainment on the Sunday.

‘Flying Scotsman’ – 9 Days on the KWVR

Posted: 17 May 2017

April 1st 2017 will long be remembered in the Worth Valley as the day that started a magnificent 9 days with the world's most famous stream locomotive, 'Flying Scotsman'. Starting with 2 days on static display at Ingrow West Station, this was followed by 7 days of action with 'Flying Scotsman' hauling trains every day between Keighley and Oxenhope. Everyone involved with the KWVR take great pride in delivering this memorable occasion and this photographic gallery is a wonderful reminder on one week at the beginning of April 2017.

Locomotive Roster for 2017 ‘Haworth 1940s’ Weekend

Posted: 15 May 2017

This weekend we feature 3 days of passenger services with three locomotives that saw action during WW2 hauling our steam services. 90733 is in operation on all three days being joined by 5820 and 43924 on Saturday and Sunday

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 13th & 14th May 2017

Posted: 9 May 2017

This weekend the standard weekend service will see 75078 in operation on both days and 43924 at the head of the 2nd steam service on Sunday. Our Class 101 diesel multiple unit will operate the Saturday diesel service.

Little Engines Gala – Visiting Engine

Posted: 5 May 2017

With only nine weeks to go until our brand new "Little Engines Gala" we are delighted to announce our first visiting locomotive, 'Austerity' 0-6-0ST 71515 'Mech Navvies' a type of engine that featured in the early days of the KWVR with two examples of the class operational during the early years.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 6th & 7th May 2017

Posted: 4 May 2017

The first weekend for some time with our standard weekend service will see 90733 in operation on both days and 75078 at the head of the 2nd steam service on Sunday

Locomotive Roster for May Half-Term 2016

Posted: 24 May 2016

Three locomotives will share the services over the May half-term. 75078 starts the week, assisted by 90733 on Sunday and Monday with 43924 taking over Tuesday - Friday. Plus mainline diesel haulage on Saturday with 37 075

Saturday Mainline Diesel Service 28th May 2016

Posted: 24 May 2016

This weekend is the second of our mainline diesel Saturdays when we will be running diesel locomotive hauled trains ALL DAY, as well as the regular steam hauled service, PLUS a railcar Keighley - Damems Shuttle.

Locomotive Roster for Haworth 1940s Weekend, 13th-15th May 2016 – Update

Posted: 10 May 2016

Locomotives built specifically for the war effort take centre stage for the Haworth 1940s Weekend when the village is transformed by crowds and bunting in celebration of the war years. War Department locomotive 90733 will feature on all 3 days but this year will be supported by 43924, 5820, our second wartime locomotive being stopped for essential repairs.

2016 Winter Steam Gala – Photo Album & Video

Posted: 8 May 2016

85 was star of the show at this year's Winter Steam Gala, returning to action for the first time since restoration to lined out Taff Vale Railway livery. Also in action were 5820, 43924, 1054 and 1704 'Nunlow'

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 7th & 8th May 2016 – Update

Posted: 3 May 2016

This weekend sees 75078 operating steam services on Saturday and Sunday with TVR no. 85 hauling a 3 coach set on Sunday. Additionally D0226 will be hauling coaches to form the 2 diesel services on Sunday. A weekend with something for everyone.

Return of Keighley & District service no. 812 Bronte Scenic Tour

Posted: 29 May 2015

The Transdev 812 Brontë tour bus service has returned for another summer season and will operate until the 31st August

Locomotive Roster Week 1st – 5th June and weekend to 6th & 7th June 2015

Posted: 29 May 2015

Summer timetables come into operation on Monday 1st June and steam will be in action every day until Sunday 13th September. The first locomotive in action will be Standard 4, 75078.

Full Steam ahead for Manorlands Starlight Hike

Posted: 21 May 2015

On 26th September, Manorlands Hospice, just up the road from Oxenhope Station, will, once again be having their Starlight Hike to raise funds for their wonderful work. This year the KWVR are happy to assist their efforts by taking Hike participants down to the start of their 10km walk.

KWVR marks 60 years since closure of the GN line.

Posted: 15 May 2015

It is 60 years since British Railways closed the Great Northern Route from Keighley to Bradford and Halifax to passengers and to mark this significant event in the story of our railway, an exhibition will be held in the Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow telling the story of this "remarkable railway'.

On Train Real Ale Roster, Haworth 1940s Weekend 15th – 17th May 2015

Posted: 13 May 2015

Join us in the bar cars for our 1940’s weekend where we will have aircraft themed beers, so come and sample a pint or two and take a break from the festivities ‘up t’hill’. In the ‘cellar’ this week we …

Locomotive Roster for 2015 Haworth 1940s Weekend, 15th – 17th May

Posted: 12 May 2015

There is steam action on 3 days this weekend as the Haworth 1940s weekend stretches over 3 days, Friday - Sunday. Appropriately the Railway has rostered 2 wartime locomotives, 90733 and 5820

Haworth 1940s Weekend 15th, 16th & 17th May 2015

Posted: 8 May 2015

Highlight of the year in Haworth Village, the Haworth 1940s Weekend is back with us again and the Railway is playing its full part in making this wonderful event a huge success.

Steam & Diesel Locomotive Roster for Weekend 9th & 10th May 2015

Posted: 5 May 2015

Four locomotives will be in operation this weekend, 2 steam and 2 diesel, as the Railway's second weekend of steam and diesel operation offers two train running on both days.

‘Tour de Yorkshire’ Road Restrictions 3rd May 2015

Posted: 1 May 2015

The Tour de Yorkshire cycle race passes down the Worth Valley on Sunday 3rd May. Whilst the effects on the Valley will be minor in comparison to July 2014, there will be some disruption that visitors to the Railway out to be aware of.

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