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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

‘Flying Scotsman’ Oxenhope – Carlisle photo gallery

Posted: 25 April 2017

Celebrating the re-opening of the Settle to Carlisle Railway and 150 years of the opening of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, the Oxenhope - Carlisle charter with 'Flying Scotsman' was a day to savour for passengers, volunteers and staff. We are delighted to present our selection of photographs and videos taken of this historic train.

Locomotive Roster for Bank Holiday Weekend 29th & 30th April and 1st May 2017

Posted: 25 April 2017

For the Bank Holiday weekend we will have two steam locomotives in operation 75078 and 90733 plus an all day diesel service on Saturday formed of our normal service coaches hauled by one of our main line diesels, 37 075.

KWVR Press Release

Posted: 19 April 2017

Richard Jones, currently Operations Officer at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and a former General Manager of both the Swanage and Bodmin & Wenford heritage railways, has been appointed to the new post of Head of Operating at the West Somerset Railway (WSR). Richard – who has been actively involved in the heritage railway movement since 1973, and celebrates 40 years as a volunteer at the WSR this year – starts his new role from 1 June.

Locomotive Roster for Week 18th – 21st and weekend 22nd & 23rd April 2107

Posted: 18 April 2017

BR Standard Class 4MT 75078 will haul all steam services from the 18th - 23rd April. Our DMU will be on the diesel service at the weekend until D0226 takes over for the last 2 trips on Sunday

Happy 150th Anniversary KWVR – 13th April 1867

Posted: 13 April 2017

After a delay due to the locomotives to work the branch not being ready in time, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway finally opened between Keighley and Oxenhope 150 years ago on the 13th April 1867.

Science Stars – Junior Science Club

Posted: 11 April 2017

Starting on the Saturday, 13th May 2017, RAIL STORY, at Ingrow West railway station, are delighted to announce the launch of a new club especially for children in the 8-13 age group to introduce youngsters to the wonders of science in a fun and highly imaginative, inspiring environment.

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