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The weekend sees the Saturday Diesel & Ale Train in operation with 37 075, Steam operates Saturday - Friday with 5820 and the Vintage Train will have 41241 hauling the historic vintage coaches
The hot and dry conditions continue, despite some recent rain, but there is no steam ban on the KWVR with 75078 operating at the weekend with 41241 on the Vintage Train on Sunday and the weekday service which this week sees the introduction of the Haworth - Oxenhope tour bus.
Despite the continued hot weather and steam bans elsewhere, the KWVR continues to operate steam hauled services and this weekend sees 75078 at the head of the main service train, assisted in the rear by 20 031. 43924 will be at the head of the Vintage Train on Sunday and the 'Ivatt' tank 41241 hauls its first service trains since overhaul Monday - Friday.
The 50th Anniversary Gala has been a huge success but now we return to our 'normal' operation with our 4 train weekday service which this week will be hauled by 43924
This week the steam service Monday – Saturday will have 75078 at the head operating 5 round trips per day. 75078 steps down on Saturday with 90733 on the main service on Sunday and 1054 with its rake of vintage coaches operating a further Vintage Sunday train service.
Throughout the week and on both days of the weekend we will have 5820 in operation, being joined by 75078 on Sunday. Saturday is Diesel & Ale Day with an all day diesel service on Saturday hauled by one of our main line diesels, 20 031, sponsored by Wishbone Brewery.
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This week the steam service Monday - Friday will have no. 85 at the head operating 4 round trips per day. 85 steps down on Friday with 5820 on the main service on Saturday and Sunday. The third Vintage Sunday train of the year will again feature 1054 with its rake of vintage coaches.
The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway have a vacancy for the full time position of Administration Assistant working at our offices at Haworth Station
The Diesel & Ale Days first introduced on the 29th April have proved so popular, the Railway has added another to the Summer itinerary. Sulzer & Ale Day on the 5th August, in association with Goose Eye Brewery of Keighley, will celebrate the official re-launch into traffic of Class 25 diesel no. 25 059.
43924 heads the weekday service before 90733 is in operation on both days of the weekend along with 75078 at the head of the 2nd steam service on Sunday. Our Class 101 diesel multiple unit will operate the Saturday diesel service.
Visitors planning to visit our exciting Little Engines Gala this weekend may have been aware of a strike affecting Northern Rail services this Saturday and Sunday. Northern will be running train services to and from Keighley but to an amended timetable on Saturday and Sunday.
The Monday - Thursday steam service will have TVR no. 85 at the head before the locomotive joins the other "small" engines for the 3 day Small Engines Gala that runs from Friday 7th - Sunday 9th July.
Saturday sees a two train operation with one of our 'big' diesel's, 37 075, starting the day and operating all day and 43924 taking the steam service. On Sunday 43924 is joined by 85 and 1074 on Vintage Train Sunday. 90733 operate the weekday service.
Tonight and tomorrow on BB2 watch out for Celebrity Masterchef filmed in Haworth and starring two of our stalwart volunteers.
75078 takes over services for the weekend and then is anticipated will continue for the next 5 days at the head of the weekday service. The 2 steam service on Sunday sees 90733 in action alongside 75078
Did Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241, the subject of an appeal to return the locomotive to steam, ever haul a train up the Worth Valley in BR days? The answer is not quite what it seems. A very interesting insight into the final days of steam on BR.
It may be July but we have opened our Santa On-line booking service so everyone has the chance to book the date and time of their choice.
The standard timetabled service will be in the hands of 75078 on Saturday and Sunday with 43924 hauling the weekday service throughout the week. Sunday sees the fourth in our Vintage Trains series when 85 will take the full line service with 85 on the Keighley - Ingrow shuttle.
The first phase of the appeal was launched almost exactly one year ago inviting sponsors for the almost 200 new boiler tubes. The second phase of the appeal offered three different levels of railway benefit packages. The third phase is now launched offering 41241 merchandise.
It's all aboard the tour bus which has returned to the Worth Valley for another summer season. This year the tour will run between Haworth Station - Haworth Village and Oxenhope and will operate every day, including weekends, throughout the summer.
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43924 returns to action this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday and is joined by 90733 on Sunday. 90733 continues throughout the week on the daily steam service. Saturday sees the diesel service locomotive hauled with the DMU taking the Sunday morning diesel turn.