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Locomotive Roster for Weekend 1st & 2nd October and Wednesday 5th October 2016

Posted: 30 September 2016

The Winter Blue Timetable comes into force this Sunday with 75078 doing the honours on the steam service on both days and the Class 101 heritage diesel multiple unit operating the morning service on Saturday and the second passenger service throughout the day on Sunday.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 24th & 25th September and Wednesday 28th September 2016

Posted: 22 September 2016

Saturday sees the last of the big diesel days when 20 031 will head the diesel service all day. 90733 will be at the head of steam service on both days being joined by 85 on Sunday.

Guest Loco Line Up for Autumn Steam Spectacular

Posted: 15 September 2016

After disappointments in previous Galas, the Railway is delighted to confirm that we will now have two guest locomotives for the 2016 Autumn Steam Spectacular, as previously announced, 34053 'Sir Keith Park' will now be joined by GWR Manor Class locomotive 7822 'Foxcote Manor'

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 17th & 18th September and Wednesday 21st September 2016

Posted: 14 September 2016

After the exertions of the Civil department replacing Oakworth level crossing, normal service returns to the Worth Valley with 75078 operating over the weekend being joined by 85 on Sunday. The mid-week railbus service returns on Wednesday, now that 7-day running has stopped for the Autumn.

Yorkshire’s 3rd Most Magnificent Attraction 2016

Posted: 14 September 2016

In our 1st year of entering the competition, the KWVR has been voted into 3rd place in the Yorkshire's Most Magnificent Attractions 2016

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 10th & 11th September 2016

Posted: 7 September 2016

Next week is Civil Week when the Railway is closed to allow our Civil Engineers to undertaken large infrastructure projects to keep the line safe and in good order. Accordingly there will only be one passenger service operating throughout Saturday and Sunday as the materials for the weeks exercise are transported to where they are needed. The steam locomotive service will be in the hands of 75078.

Hey’s Gold – Commemorative Brew

Posted: 7 September 2016

Visitor's to the on-train buffet car will be able to sample a special beer celebrating the closure 50 years ago of a local family brewery, Joseph Hey & Co.'s brewery of Bradford.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 3rd & 4th September and all next week to Friday 9th September 2016

Posted: 1 September 2016

75078 continues from its weekday duties and operates on both days of the weekend. On Sunday it is joined by 43924 which will then head the weekday Pink timetable.

Midweek and Locomotive Roster for Weekend 3rd & 4th October 2015

Posted: 27 September 2015

Midweek will see a diesel locomotive hauled passenger service replacing the railcar. On Saturday and Sunday 43924 will be at the head of the steam hauled service and Class 101 DMU on the diesel turns.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 26th & 27th September 2015

Posted: 22 September 2015

For the last weekend of the Summer Blue timetable, 90733 will operate on Saturday and Sunday with 43924 providing power for the additional steam services on Sunday.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 19th & 20th September 2015

Posted: 17 September 2015

43924 will operate on both days this weekend, being joined by 5820 on Sunday.

KWVR Gardeners Triumph Again

Posted: 14 September 2015

Yet another Gold Award in the 'Yorkshire in Bloom' competition for the Railway's gardening team.

Locomotive Roster Amendment for Weekend 12th & 13th September 2015

Posted: 11 September 2015

90733 has been withdrawn for routine maintenance this weekend with its place taken by 43924.

Locomotive Roster Week 7th – 11th September and weekend 12th & 13th September 2015

Posted: 6 September 2015

This week is the last of weekday running and will have 5820 at the head. Over the weekend the Green timetable will be in operation on both days with 90733 operate on all steam services.

GWR ’49xx’ Class 4-6-0 4936 ‘Kinlet Hall’ for 2015 Autumn Steam Gala

Posted: 5 September 2015

After the disappointment of the two planned visiting locomotives having to be cancelled, the Railway is delighted to announce that GWR 4936 'Kinlet Hall' will be the visitor for the 3 day Autumn Steam Spectacular in October.