On the 19th January 1965 Manning Wardle 0-6-0 saddle tank, ‘Sir Berkeley’ was delivered by road to Haworth, to be followed in the first months of 1965 by the first two coaches for the nascent Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. These two vehicles arrived at Keighley by rail and were stored in what is now Keighley Station car park but, back then, were sidings serving the adjacent station.
All three are now part of the Vintage Carriages Trust’s collection and will be in action on Saturday 10th January 2015 with 3 members’ shuttles between Ingrow and Keighley in celebration of these arrivals and the resultant founding of the Vintage Carriage’s Trust in the same year, set up to safeguard the future of antique and vintage rolling stock for future generations.
The first train will depart from Ingrow Station at 12 noon and will be limited to VCT Members and invited guests. As the seating capacity is only 78, if as a VCT Member you would like to travel on this train please contact VCT Chairman, Trevor England at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The train will run two further trips at 1.30 and at 3.00pm. which will be open to members of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society, associated organisations and members of the general public, as well as VCT members.
For further information regarding the arrival of these invaluable items of rolling stock, visit the dedicated News item on News@KWVR.