A Three Day Steam & Heritage Diesel extravaganza!
Join us for three varied days as our two visiting locomotives run alongside the KWVR Steam & Diesel Fleet for this one off Event!
Many visitors won’t remember steam traction, so the Diesel days bring back memories of these heritage machines that worked right from the end of steam right up until recent memory – and in some cases continue to do so!
The event will take place from Friday 10th September though to Sunday 12th September.
- Friday 10th September : A diesels only day with our visiting diesel guests
- Saturday 11th September : A mixed traffic day, representing the change over years from steam to diesel. This day will feature 8 locomotives in use! Our visiting diesels joining steam locomotives from the Home fleet.
- Sunday 12th September : Sulzer & Steam. Our visiting Class 26 & 27 running alongside our home fleet steam locomotives.
Our popular Real Ale bar serving a selection of Real Ale from local breweries, with hot and cold drinks also being served for you to enjoy during your journey with us.
BR Class 26, 26007 – Courtesy of Victor Korzeniewicz
BR Class 27, 27001 – Courtesy of Class 27 locomotive Group and our SRPS friends at Bo’ness & Kinneal Railway.
We believe this is the first time that 26007 and 27001 have run together in preservation, meaning the Class 26 and 27 prototypes reunite!
Built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company (BRCW) the BR Modernisation Plan contained a large requirement for small diesel locomotives under BR’s ‘Pilot Scheme’, small batches of locomotives were ordered from numerous different manufacturers for evaluation, 26007 entered service as D5300 in 1958, followed by 27001 as D5347 in 1961. Each were their respective prototype for the class with the Class 27 a further development of the Class 26 locomotive.
The Home Fleet
Our 2 x visiting locomotives will be joined by our Home Fleet Locomotives over the 3 Days:
- BR Class 20, 20031
- BR Class 37, 37075
- English Electric Prototype D0226 “Vulcan”
- Shunters – Hudswell Clarke Diesel Mechanical D2511 & Hunslet Diesel Mechanical 0-6-0 Shunter No. 32 ‘Huskisson’
- BR Standard 2, 78022
- USA S160 5820 “Big Jim”
- BR Ex-LMS Ivatt, 41241
- MR 4F 43924
& returning to traffic after overhaul – Lancashire & Yorkshire No. 957 – “The Green Dragon”
Over the Gala Weekend you’ll have the rare opportunity to go on a Guided Tour of Haworth Locomotive Works – where you’ll be able to see the current status of our steam locomotive overhauls, as well on-going work to our “brand new” Class 144 Pacer Train (well – new to us!)
Also available to see will be locomotives not is use over the Gala as well as those being prepared for service, and our two resident Class 08 locomotives.
Tours will meet in Haworth Station and take place 5/10 minutes after departure of trains towards Oxenhope. Whilst no charge is made, we would ask for a small donation please.
Many have asked about our resident Class 08 shunters – these locomotives are not hauling passenger trains on the Event but both will be available to see in Haworth Yard as part of the Guided Tours, in addition to locomotives not in service or being prepared.
Usually found in Yards and Depots, away from the limelight of passenger trains, several of our resident shunting locomotives will feature over the Event – including a passenger first!
Bahamas Locomotive Societies 1959 built Ruston & Hornsby 0-4-0 “James”.
‘James’ has been at the Railway since 1990, as a shunter at the BLS in Ingrow Yard. It has never hauled a passenger train. On the FRIDAY of our Mixed Traffic Weekend – this will all change!
Having recently had vacuum brakes fitted, the locomotive will haul several shuttles on the Event between Keighley & Ingrow West.
In addition to James, the following shunters will also be in use:
English Electric Prototype D0226 ‘Vulcan’
Hudswell Clarke Diesel Mechanical D2511
Hunslet Diesel Mechanical 0-6-0 Shunter No. 32 ‘Huskisson’
Fares & Tickets
The best ticket for your visit will be our Rover, as this gives you all day travel as well as entry into the Museums at Ingrow West.
2 and 3 Day tickets will also be available if you’re joining us for more than one day.
If you can’t join us until later on in the day – we also have a ticket for you!
Return tickets will be available for the full length of the line, as well as a “short return” allowing you to make a return trip between any Terminus Station and a Station half way down the line, for example: Keighley – Damems or Oxenhope – Oakworth.
|ROVER||1 day||2 day||3 day|
|Small Family (1 Adult and 1 Child)||£36||£65||£92|
|Afternoon Rover (Valid after 3pm)||£21||£38||£54|
|FULL RETURN TRIP|