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It's Vintage Sunday again this weekend. The main steam service on Saturday and Sunday will be in the hands of 75078 with 85 on the main vintage set. 85 will then continue in use on the weekday on the Wednesday – Friday service.
For over 10 years the Steaming Around Yorkshire (SAY) team have been at the lineside recording steam (and diesel) trains climbing the Worth Valley from Keighley to Oxenhope. Now Steaming Around Yorkshire have stepped forward to support the Railway’s ‘Worth Saving’ Appeal to ensure steam survives in the Worth Valley
The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway has received £50,000 National Lottery support to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on heritage railways. Allowing us to complete the renewal of Bridge 11, opens up the prospect of trains running again, hopefully in mid-August.
This weekend should have featured the Diesel Gala, so take a look back this week to 2014 when we hosted the last Diesel Gala and welcomed three guest locomotives plus one returnee after many years of toil by it's owner, Ben Wade, to return it to action.
As we approach the time when work will start again to 'finish the job', Chief Civil Engineer, James Barlow, takes up the story, a story he wasn't expecting to write of a job handed to him when appointed to his new role. This is a trilogy : work - lockdown - work.
The railway has been closed for almost three months, so we are sure that you are all beginning to wonder what the KWVR is doing to prepare for re-opening sometime in the not too distant future. Well the answer is… quite a bit!
This weekend the virtual standard weekend service will see 5820 in operation on both days and the Wednesday - Friday service and 1054 on the vintage train service on Sunday. The Class 101 Diesel Multiple Unit will operate the Saturday diesel service.
This weekend the virtual standard weekend service will see 75078 in operation on both days and 1054 on the vintage train service on Sunday. 90733 will head the virtual Wednesday - Friday service.
Further to the announcement on Thursday 28th May of the cancellation of the June Diesel Gala due to the Covid-19 public health crisis, we can today, 1st June, provide an update on our current situation in regards to our passenger trains and special events.