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Little Engines Gala – Second Visiting Engine

Posted: 28 June 2017

Having previously announced 'Austerity' 0-6-0ST 71515 visiting from the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, we are delighted that a second 'small' engine will be coming to the Valley in the shape of LSWR 2-4-0WT 30587, courtesy of the Bodmin & Wenford Railway.

Locomotive Roster for weekdays commencing 26th June and weekend 1st & 2nd July 2017

Posted: 27 June 2017

This week the steam service throughout the week will have 43924 at the head which will operate for 7 consecutive days. The first Vintage Sunday train of the year operated last week behind 1054 and returns again this Sunday.

Locomotive Roster for weekdays commencing 19th June and weekend 24th & 25th June 2017

Posted: 19 June 2017

With the daily steam service in full swing, you can enjoy a journey up the Valley Monday – Sunday every week until September. As an added bonus, this Saturday sees the popular Diesel & Ale Day when our diesel service will be formed of Mk.1 stock with on-train bar facilities sponsored by Old Spot Brewery and hauled by 25 059. The steam service through the week will have 75078 at the head. 90733 will operate over the weekend, joined by steam locomotive 1054 on Sunday when we start the first of our Vintage Train Sundays.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 17th & 18th June 2017

Posted: 14 June 2017

This weekend the standard weekend service will see 90733 in operation on both days and 75078 at the head of the 2nd steam service on Sunday. Our Class 101 diesel multiple unit will operate the Saturday diesel service.

Locomotive Roster for weekdays commencing 5th June and weekend 10th & 11th June 2017

Posted: 4 June 2017

With the daily steam service now commencing, you can enjoy a journey up the Valley Monday - Sunday every week until September. As an added bonus, the weekend sees the popular Steam & Ale Trail. 90733 will operate every day, joined by steam locomotive 43924 and by mainline diesels 20 031, 37 0785 and 25 059 at the weekend.

Operations Officer Vacancy

Posted: 4 June 2017

Following the recent departure of our Operations Officer who has moved into a major position within the heritage movement, the Railway has a vacancy for an Operations Officer.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 3rd & 4th June 2017

Posted: 2 June 2017

This weekend the standard weekend service will see 75078 in operation on both days and 90733 at the head of the 2nd steam service on Sunday. Our Class 101 diesel multiple unit will operate the Saturday diesel service.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 2nd & 3rd July and all next week to Friday 8th July 2016

Posted: 29 June 2016

It's the third Vintage Sunday this weekend. The main steam service on Saturday and Sunday will be in the hands of 75078 with 85 on the main vintage set and 1054 on Keighley - Ingrow shuttle. 75078 will then continue in use throughout the week on the Monday – Friday service.

Bradford City Promotional Train

Posted: 29 June 2016

Reminiscent of football excursions of days gone by, the newly formed Worth Valley Supporters Branch of Bradford City FC ran a special train on the 26th June to promote the club's new season ticket offer.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 25th & 26th June and all next week to Friday 1st July 2016

Posted: 23 June 2016

For the big diesel day on Saturday, 20 031 will be operating from 09.00 throughout the day with 75078 on the steam service. 43924 joins 75078 on Sunday and D0226 will operate the early morning diesel service

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 18th & 19th June and all next week to Friday 24th June 2016

Posted: 17 June 2016

It's the second Vintage Sunday, 90733 will haul the main service, 85 on the main vintage set and 1054 on Keighley - Ingrow shuttle. 90733 will then continue the week. Saturday will also see the rare appearances on passenger trains of our two Class 08 diesel shunters on a special timetable.

‘Green Dragon’ to return to steam

Posted: 15 June 2016

The locomotive that starred in The Railway Children as the 'Green Dragon', Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 0-6-0 No. 957, last steamed on 20 January 2013, is to be the subject of an overhaul to active service.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 11th & 12th June and all next week to Friday 17th June 2016

Posted: 10 June 2016

85 gives way to 90733 for the services this weekend being joined by 43924 on Sunday which continues on the weekday service through to Friday 17th.

Trip Advisor, Certificate of Excellence

Posted: 10 June 2016

The Railway is delighted to announce that, thanks to you, the passengers and visitors to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, the Railway has been awarded the Trip Advisor, Certificate of Excellence for 2016.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 4th & 5th June and Weekdays 6th – 10th June 2016

Posted: 1 June 2016

The main steam service will be in the hands of 43924 this weekend with 85 and 'Nunlow' on Vintage trains which start this Sunday. 85 will then continue in use throughout the week on the Monday - Friday service.

Vintage Trains Sunday 5th June 2016

Posted: 1 June 2016

Vintage Train Sundays start this weekend with a new look for 2016. In addition to the full line service of a 4 coach Vintage set there will also be a Keighley - Ingrow West shuttle during the main part of the day. This weekend see no. 85 Keighley - Oxenhope and 'Nunlow' on the shuttle service.

Ingrow Bridge Restriction Removed

Posted: 1 June 2016

After what seems like an eternity that the Keighley bridge restrictions have been in place, the Railway has breathed a great sigh of relief that the restriction has now been removed.

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