Vintage Train Sundays!
Step back in time
On successive Sundays in 2022, Vintage Trains will operate using a selection of our collection of historic older coaches, many of which date back to Victorian times and rarely see public use. These carriages form part of the Railway’s museum collection and include examples from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust (L&YRT) and the Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT) which have been restored to pristine condition, and in the case of the L&YRT coaches, two from use as bungalows when their railway life came to an end.
On Vintage Train Sundays, a Brass Band will be performing across the day. If the weather is fine, the band will be performing out at Oxenhope Station, if the weather is questionable they will perform undercover at Keighley Station. Please find below the Brass Band Roster!
Sunday 19th June
Sunday 26th June
Sunday 3rd July
Sunday 10th July
85 Taff Vale Railway Class 02
Having originally been built for the Taff Vale Railway, 85 was sold by the Great Western Railway into colliery service in the North East before entering preservation by the KWVR in 1970.
Built for service in the Welsh Valleys north of Cardiff, no. 85 was deemed surplus to requirements at the time of the grouping in 1923 and was withdrawn by the Great Western Railway in 1927. In 1929, now numbered 426, it made the long journey north to the Durham coalfields where it remained in service, as NCB no. 52, until 1968.
Salvation came in 1970 when 85 was bought by the KWVR and brought to Haworth for a new life on passenger services.
Built: 1899 Glasgow
52044 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Class 25 ‘Ironclad’
As 52044 this engine became subject to one of the earliest private locomotive purchase schemes established in the country and was one of the earliest arrivals on the nascent KWVR.
Affectionately known as ‘The Green Dragon’ in ‘The Railway Children’ film, 957 is being restored to working order at Haworth with the target of it being ready to take its place in the 50th-anniversary celebrations of The Railway Children in 2020.
Built: 1887 Beyer Peacock
1054 London & North Western Railway 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’
Without the outbreak of war 1054 (then LMS no. 7799) would have been visiting the breakers as it was withdrawn from service on the day before the war was declared. With a need for motive power, 7799 was restored to service and lasted for another 19 years.
When eventually withdrawn, the locomotive was bought privately before passing to the National Trust and eventually handed to the Bahamas Locomotive Society for safekeeping
Built-in 1888, reprieved from the scrap man by WW2 in 1939, 1054 eventually served the national network for 70 years before passing into preservation after being sent for scrap for the second time.
Privately preserved initially, 1054 was given to the National Trust and, in time, was passed into the stewardship of the Bahamas Locomotive Society at Dinting, testimony to the care bestowed on their own locomotive, 45596 ‘Bahamas’.