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KWVR Welcomes WW2 Veterans on a journey back in time

Posted: 27 April 2019

On Wednesday 25th April, the KWVR welcomed 2 of the few remaining veterans of the British Forces who fought in the Second World War’s Normandy landings, to reconnect with their memories of 1940s railways

Mixed Traffic Gala – Line-up & Timetables

Posted: 27 April 2019

After much burning of the midnight oil by the event organisers, during which time they have had to deal with an ever changing line up, we are delighted to confirm the final(?) line up of visiting and home fleet locomotives and  publish both the Working Timetable and the public Timetable.

Locomotive Roster for the weekend 27th & 28th April & Wednesday 1st May 2019

Posted: 25 April 2019

This weekend sees the first of our Diesel & Ale Saturdays with 25 059 providing the power. The steam service will be hauled along the Valley by our USATC S160 no. 5820. Sunday sees a 2 steam train service, 5820 being joined by 78022. The 101 diesel multiple unit will operate the Wednesday diesel railcar service.

Locomotive Roster for the Easter weekend Saturday 20th – Monday 22nd and daily to Friday 26th April 2019

Posted: 18 April 2019

The Easter weekend sees 2 train operation with Easter steam services 75078 and 78022. From Tuesday – Friday 5820 takes charge of the daily service.

Locomotive Roster for the week Saturday 13th to Good Friday 19th April 2019

Posted: 11 April 2019

This weekend sees the introduction of the Easter daily steam service. This weekend's steam service will be in the hands of 75078 with the 101 diesel multiple unit on the diesel services. From Monday - Thursday 43924 takes charge and on Good Friday, when there are 2 steam services, 43924 is joined by 78022.

Locomotive Roster for the weekend 6th & 7th April & Wednesday 10th April 2019

Posted: 5 April 2019

This weekend’s steam service will once again be hauled along the Valley by our LMS Class MT ‘Black 5’ 45212. The 101 diesel multiple unit will operate the diesel service on Saturday & Sunday and also the Wednesday diesel railcar service.

Visiting Pannier Tank for 50th Anniversary

Posted: 29 April 2018

We're delighted to announce that Pannier Tank, 7714 will be joining us for our 50th Anniversary Gala courtesy of our friends at the Severn Valley Railway and the SVR Pannier Tank Fund. The loco will join us for the later part of our 8 Day Event, 24th June - 1st July.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 28th & 29th April and Mid-week 2nd May 2018

Posted: 26 April 2018

For the last weekend of April, 5820 will be hauling the steam service and our Class 101 DMU will operate the diesel service

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 21st & 22nd April and Mid-week 25th April 2018

Posted: 19 April 2018

It will be 43924 on the steam service train at the weekend joined by our Class 101 diesel multiple unit operating all diesel services.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 14th & 15th April and Mid-week 18th April 2018

Posted: 12 April 2018

It will be 5820 on the steam service train at the weekend being joined on Saturday afternoon by 1704 'Nunlow' on its last duties before overhaul hauling the appropriately named 'Nunlow's Nightcap'. The midweek Wednesday diesel railcar service returns next week with our Class 101 diesel multiple unit operating all diesel services.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 7th & 8th April and weekday to 13th April 2018

Posted: 5 April 2018

If repairs are completed in time, the Saturday and Sunday steam service will be in the capable hands of 5820 or 75078 in 5820's absence, with the Class 101 diesel multiple unit operating the Saturday and Sunday diesel services. The midweek steam service will be hauled by 43924.

‘Flying Scotsman’ Oxenhope – Carlisle photo gallery

Posted: 25 April 2017

Celebrating the re-opening of the Settle to Carlisle Railway and 150 years of the opening of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, the Oxenhope - Carlisle charter with 'Flying Scotsman' was a day to savour for passengers, volunteers and staff. We are delighted to present our selection of photographs and videos taken of this historic train.

Locomotive Roster for Bank Holiday Weekend 29th & 30th April and 1st May 2017

Posted: 25 April 2017

For the Bank Holiday weekend we will have two steam locomotives in operation 75078 and 90733 plus an all day diesel service on Saturday formed of our normal service coaches hauled by one of our main line diesels, 37 075.

KWVR Press Release

Posted: 19 April 2017

Richard Jones, currently Operations Officer at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and a former General Manager of both the Swanage and Bodmin & Wenford heritage railways, has been appointed to the new post of Head of Operating at the West Somerset Railway (WSR). Richard – who has been actively involved in the heritage railway movement since 1973, and celebrates 40 years as a volunteer at the WSR this year – starts his new role from 1 June.

Locomotive Roster for Week 18th – 21st and weekend 22nd & 23rd April 2107

Posted: 18 April 2017

BR Standard Class 4MT 75078 will haul all steam services from the 18th - 23rd April. Our DMU will be on the diesel service at the weekend until D0226 takes over for the last 2 trips on Sunday

Happy 150th Anniversary KWVR – 13th April 1867

Posted: 13 April 2017

After a delay due to the locomotives to work the branch not being ready in time, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway finally opened between Keighley and Oxenhope 150 years ago on the 13th April 1867.

Science Stars – Junior Science Club

Posted: 11 April 2017

Starting on the Saturday, 13th May 2017, RAIL STORY, at Ingrow West railway station, are delighted to announce the launch of a new club especially for children in the 8-13 age group to introduce youngsters to the wonders of science in a fun and highly imaginative, inspiring environment.

Locomotive Roster for Week 10th – 16th & 17th April 2017

Posted: 10 April 2017

The 'Flying Scotsman' will soon be a happy memory for us all and we Easter is soon upon us with three locomotives in operation over the this week as all day running over the Easter holiday period comes into effect.

Northern Rail Industrial Action, Saturday 8th April

Posted: 3 April 2017

Due to planned industrial action taking place on Saturday 8 April, Northern services to and from Keighley will be affected and many services cancelled

3rd – 9th ‘Flying Scotsman’ Times

Posted: 3 April 2017

Follow the link below for the times of the Flying Scotsman's journey along the branch

Ingrow Celebration of Film Past and Present – 1st & 2nd May

Posted: 27 April 2016

On Sunday and Monday of the Bank Holiday weekend there will be a celebration of film, past and present at Rail Story, Ingrow and Oxenhope Exhibition Shed - an event to be enjoyed by all the family!

Steam & Diesel Locomotive Roster for Weekend 30th April, 1st & 2nd May 2016

Posted: 27 April 2016

There are 3 days of steam action this weekend with both 90733 and 75078 operating services plus the bonus of mainline diesel traction all day Saturday with 37 075.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 23rd & 24th April 2016

Posted: 20 April 2016

75078 substituted for 90733 but the latter should be on duty this weekend subject to final checks. 43924 will substitute should 90733 not be available.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 16th & 17th April 2016

Posted: 14 April 2016

This weekend's steam action will be provided by 90733 returning to action after extensive repairs.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 9th & 10th April 2016

Posted: 5 April 2016

75078 heads the steam service for the last weekend of the Easter School holiday.