Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

  • The Railway Children Return to Oakworth!

    The Railway Children Return to Oakworth!

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    Over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway will celebrate the Railway Children. Children dressed as wartime evacuees travel for free!

  • More vandal attacks on heritage lines as carriage windows are smashed

    More vandal attacks on heritage lines as carriage windows are smashed

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    VANDAL attacks on UK preserved lines show no signs of abating after carriage windows were smashed on three railways during July and August. On August 5, the Bahamas Locomotive Society’s (BLS) Learning Coach (ex-LMS No. DM395470) suffered damage to windows at Ingrow station at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Damage was limited to smashed glass,…

  • Rare ex-BR shunter still working at Worth Valley

    Rare ex-BR shunter still working at Worth Valley

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    FORMER BR 0-6-0DM No. D2511 (Hudswell, Clarke No. D1202 of 1961)  – the only survivor of a class of 10 – serves as the yard pilot at Oxenhope, where it is seen on June 16. It was withdrawn from Barrow-in-Furness (12C) in December 1967 and passed to the National Coal Board’s Brodsworth Colliery, Doncaster the following…

  • HST prototype power car receives first-class attention

    HST prototype power car receives first-class attention

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    HST power car No. 41001 was moved from its base on the GCR(N) Ruddington as 5Z50 to Leeds Neville Hill Depot on June 29, arriving at 11.24, 44 minutes ahead of schedule.  It is seen pausing at Rotherham while waiting for a TransPennine Manchester to Cleethorpes service to pass at about 09.30, before continuing on to…

  • Prototype HST power car withdrawn by NRM

    Prototype HST power car withdrawn by NRM

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    RESTORED prototype HST power car No. 41001 has been withdrawn from all forthcoming engagements.  This follows detection of possible engine problems during operation at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s (KWVR) May 3-6 diesel and mixed traffic gala. The power car was conveyed by rail from the KWVR to Kidderminster on May 7 in convoy 5Z89,…

  • Bahamas and Rocket take centre stage at open weekend

    Bahamas and Rocket take centre stage at open weekend

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    STANIER ‘Jubilee’ No. 45596 Bahamas will be returning to the Midlands this month as the star exhibit at the Tyseley Locomotive Works/Vintage Trains open weekend on June 22-23. No. 45596 made its public debut at the Tyseley open weekend last September upon completion of its Heritage Lottery-funded overhaul, but since its main line trials and subsequent…

  • RTC Brush Type 2 stars at Chinnor & Princes gala

    RTC Brush Type 2 stars at Chinnor & Princes gala

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    CLASS 31 No. 31163 was well received by visitors at its home railway gala at Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway on April 5-7.

  • ‘Jubilee’ and ‘2MT’ treble bring gala success to the KWVR

    ‘Jubilee’ and ‘2MT’ treble bring gala success to the KWVR

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    THE Keighley & Worth Valley Railway witnessed a 20% year-on-year increase in visitor numbers to its Spring Steam Gala over the weekend of March 8-10, with almost 3,000 passengers travelling over the three days. There was a distinctly Midland Region feel to the locomotive line-up, with seven of the eight engines in steam having been…

  • Severn Valley becomes Welsh Valleys!

    Severn Valley becomes Welsh Valleys!

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    The three-day spring steam gala in brought in the crowds, reports Robin Jones and Gareth Evans.

  • Bahamas makes a triumphant return

    Bahamas makes a triumphant return

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    February 9 and 16 were landmark days for the Bahamas Locomotive Society.

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