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Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend 6th & 7th June and weekdays 10th -12th June 2020

Posted: 3 June 2020

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.

Cancellation of Events 2020

Posted: 1 June 2020

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.

KWVR – Re-opening Survey

Posted: 31 May 2020

Planning is well advanced to re-open the Railway later in 2020, but we would like to know your views so we reopen a Railway that will give you, our passengers, an enjoyable, safe and stress-free experience. Please take our Passenger Survey by following the link below.

‘The Railway Children’ star backs our ‘Worth Saving’ Appeal

Posted: 29 May 2020

Who does not shed a quiet tear when Jenny Agutter cries "Daddy, daddy" on Oakworth platform in the 1970s film of 'The Railway Children". With celebrations to mark 50 years since the making of the iconic film on hold, 'Bobby' gives her backing to the 'Worth Saving' Appeal.

Virtual Locomotive Roster for the Weekend 30th & 31st May and Wednesday 3rd – Friday 5th June 2020

Posted: 28 May 2020

The weekend's virtual steam service will be hauled along the Valley by 78022 on Saturday. Sunday sees a 2 steam train service, 78022 being joined by 43924. The Diesel & Ale service will operate on Saturday with 20 031, and steam returns on Wednesday with 43924.

Cancellation of Diesel Gala

Posted: 28 May 2020

It is with considerable regret that, due to the ongoing Covid-19 public health crisis, the planned Diesel Gala, due to take place 26th – 28th June has been cancelled.

Virtual Locomotive Roster for May Half-Term 2020

Posted: 21 May 2020

Three locomotives will share the virtual services over the May half-term. 75078 assisted by 90733 on services Saturday to Monday with 43924 taking over Tuesday - Friday. Plus mainline diesel haulage on Saturday with 37 075.

Fund Raising Hits New Heights

Posted: 14 May 2020

The 'Worth Saving' Appeal was launched to raise funds to combat the devastating effects of COVID-19, it's aim to raise a minimum of £200,000. There's a long way to go but we are delighted that we have reached a milestone with the half of the target reached today. Let's keep the momentum going and keep the pressure up to reach the top.

Virtual Locomotive Roster for Weekend, 16th & 17th May 2020 and Mid-week 20th May 2020

Posted: 13 May 2020

Journeying back to 2014, when this weekend celebrated the 1940s with Haworth 1940s Weekend when 5820 and 90733 took centre stage in Haworth Yard for a dedication service conducted by the Rector of Haworth, going on to head the weekend's passenger services with 37 075 taking the morning diesel service.

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