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‘Back in Steam’ Summer Specials

Posted: 13 July 2020

We’re delighted to be ‘Back in Steam’ this summer after a successful fundraising campaign and the easing of Government restrictions. Steam hauled passenger trains will operate from Oxenhope every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday commencing on Wednesday 19th August until Sunday 6th September. All the information you need and to book your tickets just follow the link below.

‘Back in Steam’ Summer Specials

Posted: 13 July 2020

We’re delighted to be ‘Back in Steam’ this summer after a successful fundraising campaign and the easing of Government restrictions. Steam hauled passenger trains will operate from Oxenhope every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday commencing on Wednesday 19th August until Sunday 6th September. All the information you need and to book your tickets just follow the link below.

Virtual Locomotive Roster for ‘Little Engines’ Gala 11th & 12th July and Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th July 2020

Posted: 8 July 2020

Three years ago, in early July we held our first Little Engine Gala with two guest locomotives along with the smaller members of the home fleet. The Wednesday - Friday steam service will have TVR no. 85 at the head.

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend 4th & 5th July and Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th July 2020

Posted: 2 July 2020

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.

KWVR Awarded Heritage Lottery Fund Grant

Posted: 1 July 2020

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 this grant opens up the prospect of trains running again in mid-August.

Bridge on the River Worth

Posted: 1 July 2020

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.

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Friday 26th to Sunday 28th June and Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd July 2020

Posted: 25 June 2020

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.

Preparations for Re-opening

Posted: 16 June 2020

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!

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend 13th & 14th June and weekdays 17th -19th June 2020

Posted: 10 June 2020

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.

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