Rolling stock of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

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Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
IMG HaworthStation.jpg
Haworth Station
LocaleWest Yorkshire
ConnectionsNetwork Rail at Keighley
Commercial operations
NameWorth Valley Branch
Built byK. & W. V. Rly Co.
Original gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Preserved operations
Owned byKeighley & Worth Valley Preservation Society
Length5 mi (8 km)
Preserved gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Commercial history
Opened13 April 1867
1881Midland Railway takes over ownership of line
1883Keighley Station opened in current location
1884Great Northern Railway extended into Keighley via part of the Worth Valley Branch
1892Mytholmes Tunnel built
Closed to passengers30 December 1961
ClosedJune 1962
Preserved era1950's
Preservation history
1962Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society formed
1968Worth Valley Line reopened

The Rolling stock of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is used on the preserved Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, a 5-mile-long (8 km) branch line that served mills and villages in the Worth Valley and is now a heritage railway line in West Yorkshire, England. It runs from Keighley[1] to Oxenhope.[2] It connects to the national rail network line at Keighley railway station.

Steam locomotives[edit]


Number & Name Type Photograph Livery Notes
No. 1054 LNWR Webb Coal Tank
Rth LNWR 0-6-2T 1054 Haworth 300613 edited-2.jpg LNWR unlined black Built at Crewe Works in September 1888.[3] Built for freight work, these coal tanks were often used for local passenger trains, and some (including 1054) were fitted with push-pull equipment. From grouping, the LMS numbered it No. 7799. It was withdrawn in January 1939,[3] although it was reinstated to traffic in December 1940 due to World War II. It was one of a fleet of 64 coal tanks passed from LMS to BR ownership, when it was renumbered 58926 and it was shedded in locations as varied as Bangor, Patricroft, Manchester, Bletchley, Edge Hill, Liverpool and Shrewsbury.[3] In the mid-1950s, the locomotive was loaned to the National Coal Board, but had returned to British Rail by 1955. On its return, it was steamed only occasionally, predominantly for stand-by snow-plough duties until it was requested by the Stephenson Locomotive Society to double head a special train to mark the closure of the Abergavenny to Methyr route with 7F No. 49121. Bought by the former shedmaster of Bangor, Mr J. M. Dunn who restored it to LNWR condition.[3] After a short stay at Hednesford, Staffordshire, it found itself donated to The National Trust who later loaned it to the Dinting Railway Centre who put it back into running order for the Rocket 150 celebrations in 1980.[3] When the Dinting Railway Centre ceased to exist in 1990, 1054 moved to the KWVR. The general overhaul of No. 1054 was finished in late 2011. Running in took place over the winter and it is currently operational and used on vintage trains. Boiler ticket expires 2021.
No. 5820 "Big Jim" USATC S160 Class
S160 5820 at Oxenhope.JPG USATC grey Built as works number 8758 by the Lima company of America in 1945, No. 5820 was shipped to Britain and then almost immediately to France to help with the World War II war effort.[4] After the war had ended, it went to Polish Railways where it was numbered Tr203.474[4] and allocated to Katowice shed.

During the 1970s, Polish steam was in decline while the British preservation movement was growing. No. 5820 was brought to Haworth in November 1977[4] and became known as 'Big Jim'. It reverted to its USATC number the following summer and starred in 'Yanks'.

No. 5820 was withdrawn from service in 1992. After a heavy overhaul, the locomotive returned to service in early 2014 in inauthentic BR unlined black livery as No. 95820 before reverting to its more authentic guise as USATC Grey No. 5820. Boiler ticket expires in 2023.

No. 41241 LMS 2-6-2T Class 2MT Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 at Keighley - - 1580038.jpg K&WVR Maroon. No. 41241 was built at Crewe Works in 1949 and from there went to Bath Green Park shed (71G).[3] After a few shorts spells at other sheds and transfer back to 71G, it was transferred to Wellington shed (84H) in October 1959. In 1964, No. 41241 was moved to Leamington Spa (2L), back to Wellington and to Wales, where it stayed at Bangor (6H) and Croes Newydd (6C).[3] In 1965, No. 41241 went to Llandudno Junction shed (6G) for about 3 months before finally being transferred to Skipton (10G). It was withdrawn in December 1966, where it was taken under its own steam to its present home on the KWVR,[3] where it was destined to haul the re-opening special. Its boiler 'ticket' expired on 20 January 2013, and was withdrawn from service for its 10-year overhaul. During the engine's overhaul it required extensive firebox work amongst many other required tasks. It returned to traffic during the KWVR's 50th anniversary gala in June 2018.[5] Boiler ticket expires in December 2027.
No. 43924 Midland Railway 3835 Class
(LMS Class 4F)
British Railways Midland Region Class 4F 43924 Oxenhope.jpg BR unlined black with late crest Built in October 1920 at Derby Works, it was allocated to Wellingborough where it was deployed on coal trains to London and return of empty wagons.[3] Allocated to Saltley Shed (21A) in March 1930; Gloucester Barnwood (22B) in July 1937; Bristol Barrow Road (82E) in September 1962; withdrawn in July 1965.[3] Sold and transferred to Woodham Brothers in October 1965. Became the first locomotive in September 1968 to leave Barry scrapyard and earned a reputation as a reliable KWVR performer until it was withdrawn from service in December 1987. 43924 re-entered revenue-earning passenger service in July 2011 for the first time in nearly 25 years after an extensive overhaul. Boiler ticket expires in 2021.
No. 75078 BR 4-6-0 Class 4MT Keighley and Worth Valley Railway near Haworth - - 624800.jpg BR lined black with late crest No. 75078 was built at Swindon in 1956, one of 15 heading for the Southern Region.[6] Initially based at Exmouth Junction (72A), it moved away to Basingstoke (70D) in May of that year. 75078 was fitted with a double chimney during overhaul in October 1961. In March 1963, it was moved to Nine Elms (70A), the main shed for London Waterloo and in May 1965, it was moved to Eastleigh (70D).

No. 75078 was withdrawn in 1966,[7] and sent to Barry scrapyard in South Wales where it languished for five and a half years until it left to take up residence at the KWVR in 1972, where it has remained ever since.

Returned to service in February 2015 after more than 16 years out of traffic.[8] Boiler ticket expires in 2024.

No. 78022 BR 2-6-0 Class 2MT Hugh llewelyn 78022 (7850847762).jpg BR Lined Green with early emblem Built at Darlington Works in 1954 and was allocated to Millhouses Depot in Sheffield. Its final allocation was Lostock Hall in Preston, where it was withdrawn from British Rail service in February 1967. 78022 was purchased in 1975 and, following an extensive restoration, was returned to service in 1993. It proved to be a popular locomotive, capable of handling most of the Worth Valley's trains. It was withdrawn for a ten-year overhaul at the end of 2000 and was moved to Oxenhope for display inside the museum.

The engine was moved back to Haworth in May 2014 for preparations for overhaul, which started in early 2015 following the completion of 75078. The boiler was lifted out of the frames in March 2015 and the wheels removed the following year. On 22 May, it passed its steam test, giving it a new 10-year boiler ticket which expires on the same day in 2028. In June, its boiler was lifted back onto its frames. The engine returned to traffic in November 2018 after 18 years out of service, Boiler ticket expires in 2028.


Currently elsewhere[edit]

Number & Name Description Photograph Livery History and Current Status
No. 85 Taff Vale Railway O2 class 0-6-2T "Taff Vale" 0-6-0 at Oxenhope... - - 794584.jpg TVR lined black Number 85, along with other members of its class, was introduced to the Taff Vale Railway in 1899. At the grouping in 1923, the Great Western Railway received nine O2 class engines. They were all withdrawn during the 1920s, but No. 85 was bought by the Lambton Hetton & Joicey Colliery Co in Durham, numbered 52. It continued to work at the Philadelphia depot at Houghton-le-Spring until 1968. Number 85 arrived at KWVR at the end of 1970, but although a major restoration was not completed until 2000, where it was restored to original Taff Vale Railway condition for the first time in preservation. The boiler ticket expired in September 2009 and its overhaul was started soon afterwards because of the locomotive's popularity and good condition.[9] The locomotive returned to service in February 2016 for the year's winter steam gala. Boiler ticket expires in 2026.[10]

Currently on loan to the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway.

No. 752 L&YR Class 23 0-6-0ST LYR Aspinall 0-6-0ST No. 752 Rainhill 1980.jpg N/A Built in 1881 by Beyer Peacock as works number 1989 for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway as a class 25 (similar to No. 957), it was rebuilt in its present form of an 0-6-0ST in 1896 at Horwich Works.[11] Now as a class 23, it was a common site on both local goods and shunting turns. It was allocated to Wigan locomotive shed in 1921 and remained there until it was disposed of by the LMS in April 1937 (now numbered 11456) being loaned and then sold to the Blainscough Colliery Co Ltd, which was nationalised in 1947. It ran on NCB metals until 1968.[11]

It is now under the ownership of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Trust. Restoration was started in 1968 at the factory site of Yates Duxbury & Son Ltd in Heap Bridge near Bury, before moving to the KWVR in 1971. It is once again undergoing restoration, which is being undertaken at the East Lancashire Railway.

No. 45212 LMS Black Five 4-6-0 45212 Waiting in platform 3 at Keighley.jpg BR Lined Black with late crest. No. 5212 was built by Armstrong Whitworth's Newcastle works, and entered traffic in November 1935, with its home being Bradford Low Moor (25F), where it was often tasked with working Transpennine trains.[3] In November 1947, No. 5212 moved to Fleetwood shed (24F), and in October of that year it was renumbered to become No. 45212.[3] In October 1964, it was shedded at Carnforth (10A); moving in March 1965 to Speke Junction (8C); back to Carnforth in June 1965; to Carlisle Kingmoor (12A) in September 1965 and upon closure, to Lostock Hall (10D). No 45212 moved to the KWVR in October 1968.[3]

The locomotive returned to service in 2016 following an overhaul at Ian Riley Engineering workshop in Bury on the East Lancashire Railway, the overhaul being done to Network Rail standards. Boiler ticket expires in 2026.

45212 recently returned to the KWVR by rail to take part in their 50th anniversary gala, following the gala she returned to the mainline to work charter trains.[12]

No. 45596 "Bahamas" LMS 4-6-0 Class 5XP Jubilee Bahamas reversing of Tyseley's turntable.jpg BR Lined Green with late crest. Built in January 1935, No. 5596 was named 'Bahamas' without ceremony on 8 June 1936.[13] It ran with both Stanier 4,000 US gallons (15,000 l) and Fowler 3,500 US gallons (13,000 l) gallon tenders. It was renumbered to 45596 in 1948, in line with the rest of the BR renumbering at that time. In 1961, Bahamas was fitted with a double chimney.[13]

Bahamas was purchased by the Bahamas Locomotive Society in 1967 and, after a heavy overhaul at the Hunslet Railway Company in Leeds and a short period of storage, arrived at the Dinting Railway Centre in 1968.

45596 is presently at Tyseley Locomotive Works running in following a mainline standard overhaul, the engine made its first moves for 21 years in September 2018.[14] The engine is expected to return to the KWVR in the later half of 2018. Boiler ticket expires in December 2027.

Undergoing overhaul[edit]

Number & Name Description Photograph Livery History and Current Status
No. 957 Class 25 "Ironclad"
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway No. 957.jpg L&Y Lined Black. Designed by Barton Wright for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in 1875/6, No. 957 was delivered by Beyer Peacock in 1887.[3] It was on the books of Goole Shed at grouping, when it became LMS No. 12044; and it remained there until January 1950[3] when British Rail moved it to Wakefield shed (25A).

No. 957 was privately purchased from BR in 1959 and moved to KWVR in 1965 where it became famous for its role in The Railway Children. It was withdrawn from service in 1975 in need of a major overhaul and spent a significant amount of time on display in Oxenhope museum. The major overhaul was eventually started and 957 returned to service in 2001 wearing BR Black livery as No. 52044 before reverting to its L&Y guise of 957 a couple of years later. It was mainly used on summer vintage trains and during special events as well as the occasional normal passenger service. Its boiler certificate expired on 20 January 2013. Following a couple of years on display at Oxenhope, 957 moved back to Haworth in July 2016 with its overhaul now underway. It is aimed to have the locomotive operating again by 2020.

No. 90733 BR 2-8-0 Austerity WD Austerity 90733 Haworth Loco Yard.jpg BR unlined black with late crest Built at the Vulcan Foundry (No.5200), for the War Department (WD No. 79257), dispatched in January 1945. Shipped over to NSR Netherlands, No. 4464.[3] Limited history in the Netherlands, but allocated to Rietlanden at the beginning of 1949, before moving to Eindhoven. Sold to Swedish State Railways in 1953, moved to Örebro works to have: new fully enclosed cab; electric lighting; shortening of tender (to enable it to fit Swedish turntables); renumbered Class G11 No. 1931.[3] Mothballed with No. 1930 in 1958. Inspected in 1972 by KWVR, arrived at Ingrow 1973. After three years of operations, withdrawn 1976. Heavy overhaul began in 1993, completed 2007. Renumbered to the number subsequent to the last UK BR owned WD 2-8-0 – No. 90733 – returned to traffic.[15]

Boiler ticket originally due to expire in 2017 but later extended to April 2018. However, in December 2017 due to cracks being found in her boiler tubes, the decision was made to withdraw the loco as it was decided carrying out the repairs would not be economical with so little time left of the boiler ticket. As of July 2018 the engine is now being stripped down for overhaul.[16]

Stored, static or on display[edit]

Number & Name Description Photograph Livery History and Current Status
No. 1704 "Nunlow" Hudswell Clarke
Hudswell Clarke Nunlow at Lafarge Hope Cement Works 1.jpg Green Built 1938 by Hudswell Clarke for the industrial railway connecting G&T Earle's cement works with the mainline at Hope on the ex-Midland Sheffield to Manchester line.[3] Named Nunlow after a hill that stood on the works site. During the mid-1960s, role was taken over by diesel shunters. Taken to the Dinting Railway Centre in 1969, moved to KWVR in 1990.[3] Property of the Bahamas Locomotive Society, the locos boiler ticket expired in April 2018 and is now stored at Ingrow awaiting its turn in the overhaul queue.
No. 5775 5700 Class 0-6-0PT No. 5775 5700 Class 0-6-0PT.jpg GN&SR Ochre Built for the Great Western Railway in September 1929 and worked at Neath shed in South Wales. At Nationalisation, it was at 87C shed – Danygraig, where it stayed until transfer to Carmarthen (87G) and finally to Pontypool Road (86G).[3] Sold to London Transport in July 1963,[3] numbered L89 and repainted in LT maroon livery. No. 5775 moved to KWVR in January 1970[3] where it starred as the locomotive that hauled the Old Gentleman's train in 'The Railway Children' film . In 2014, it was placed on loan to the National Railway Museum following cosmetic restoration at Shildon into its 'Railway Children' livery for the 45th anniversary of the film, returning to the line in November 2016.[17] It is now on display in the museum at Oxenhope.
No. 47279 LMS 0-6-0T Class 3F "Jinty" 47279 at Keighley.jpg BR Unlined Black with early crest. Built by the LMS following a previous Midland design, the Jinties were mainstay locomotives on the Worth Valley in its pre-preservation years. No. 7119 left the Vulcan Foundry in 1924.[3] Under the LMS 1934 renumbering scheme, it became No 7279 and finally at Nationalisation, it became 47279. This locomotive had an active life, and transferred between many areas and sheds in the LMS and later LMR. It was bought by Woodham Brothers Scrapyard, and arrived at their scrapyard in Barry in 1967. After 12 years rotting in the scrapyard, No 47279 arrived at Haworth in 1979. A very extensive restoration was carried out and 47279 entered service in February 1988.[3] A further overhaul and return to service were completed in 2001 and 47279 gave ten years of reliable service before being retired from service on 23 July 2011 upon the expiry of its '10-year' boiler ticket. It is now on display in the museum at Oxenhope.
No. 48431 LMS 2-8-0 Class 8F 48431 LMS 2-8-0 Oxenhope Museum 1.jpg BR Unlined Black with late crest. Built in 1944. An example of Sir William Stanier's 8F heavy freight locomotives. They played a very important role during World War II as they were built to keep the traffic moving in the United Kingdom and to support an Allied advance in Europe. In 1955 48431 was transferred to BR's Western region, being stationed successively at Bristol, Old Oak Common and Bath Green Part up to its withdrawal from service in 1964. After spending 8 years at Barry scrapyard it arrived at Keighley in 1972 and was returned to service in 1975. A further overhaul was undertaken and the locomotive enjoyed another period of operation until it was withdrawn following the expiration of its boiler ticket at the end of 2000. It is now on display in the museum at Oxenhope, awaiting a full 10-yearly overhaul.
No. 80002 BR 2-6-4T Class 4MT 80002-BRClass4.JPG BR Lined Black with early crest. Part of the first batch of 10 to be ordered by the Scottish Region from Derby Works, emerged in October 1952.[3] Allocated to Motherwell shed (66B); moved to Polmadie (66A). Transferred to Beattock shed (68D) in June 1962.[3] After closure of branches around Beattock, it was moved back to Polmadie in April 1964, where it stayed until retirement in March 1967. After a short spell as a stationary steam heating boiler, moved to KWVR in 1969. Its boiler ticket expired on 22 August 2013 and was moved to the museum at Oxenhope for display in May 2014.
No. 51218 Class 21 "Pug"
L&YR Class 21 'Pug' No. 68 on display at Oxenhope.jpg BR unlined black with late crest Built in 1901 No. 68 represents the "Pug" class which were small locomotives designed for use in sharply curved sidings. Under LMS ownership it was numbered 11218 and under BR ownership it was numbered 51218. It was the first locomotive to arrive at Haworth in 1964, the same year that it was withdrawn from service in Wales and has since had several periods in steam where it has been seen in its BR guise as 51218 or its present L&Y guise as 68. It is currently awaiting overhaul which is planned to start once 752 is finished. Currently on display at Oxenhope, it was comestically restored for the 50th anniversary of the KWVR in 2018.
No. 31 "Hamburg" Hudswell Clarke
Hudswell Clarke Hamburg in Oxenhope Museum.JPG Black. Built in 1903. "Hamburg" is an example of one of the Manchester Ship Canal "short tanks" which arrived at the railway in 1967. It has been featured in several television programs such as Sherlock Holmes. "Hamburg" is now on display in the museum at Oxenhope, requiring a new inner firebox and a general overhaul.
No. 118 "Brussels" Hudswell Clarke "Austerity"
118 WD 0-6-0 ST Oxenhope Museum 1.jpg LMR blue. Built in 1945. Requires a general overhaul.
No. 2258 "Tiny" Andrew Barclay
Andrew Barclay and Sons 'Tiny'.jpg Black. Built in 1949. On display at Ingrow West awaiting a general overhaul, owned by the Bahamas trust.
No. 7069 "Southwick" Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns 0-4-0 crane tank ~ N/A Built in 1942. In store at Ingrow West awaiting overhaul.
"Lord Mayor" Hudswell Clarke
Hudswell Clarke Lord Mayor.jpg Lined green. Built in 1893. On display at Ingrow West awaiting overhaul.

Former Worth Valley Residents[edit]

Number & Name Type Photograph Livery History and Current Status
No. 67 Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T MSC No. 67 at the Middleton Railway.jpg N/A Currently located at Middleton Railway awaiting overhaul, she was also used in the 1970 film The Railway Children where she was used as the engine which took the three children and their mother from London to Oakworth & it was also the engine which brought in the train that had the children's father on board.
No. 7289 "Fred" Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST N/A Currently located at Tyseley Locomotive Works awaiting restoration.
No. 30072 Class USA 0-6-0T SR USA Class Worth Valley 72 at Ingrow West Museum.jpg KWVR Brown After World War II, the Southern Railway needed to replace ageing shunting engines at Southampton Docks. They decided to use the USATC built USA tanks. No. 30072 started life at the Vulcan Iron Works in 1943 as works number 4446.[3] After 4 years, the Southern Railway bought it and 14 others of its class renumbering it No. 72. At nationalisation, 30,000 was added to the number (as was customary for southern engines), and it stayed at Southampton. In 1962, its duties were taken over by diesel shunting engines and No. 30072 was moved to Guildford (70C) shed.[3] On 9 July 1967, it was moved to Salisbury for storage, from where it was bought.

When at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, it hauled the re-opening special with 41241. It operated as an oil-burning locomotive from 1976 to 1987.

No. 30072 was purchased by Andy Booth (the current owner of L&YR Class 27 no 1300) in August 2015 and is presently stored inside the Ribble Steam Railway's museum awaiting a space in the workshop for her overhaul to commence. It was hoped to be ready in time for the 50th anniversary of the opening of the KWVR in 2018 but this now isn't likely owing to the work required on the engine and her overhaul as of April 2017 not yet commencing. Once its overhaul is completed at the RSR she is planned to return on loan to the railway.[18]

No. 34092 "City of Wells" SR 4-6-2 West Country Class 34092 approaches Ais Gill summit.jpg BR lined green with early emblem. Built in March 1949, No. 34092 was a member of the final batch of 20 West Country Class locomotives ordered.[19] It was based at Stewarts Lane (73A) until it was moved to Salisbury (72B). While at Stewarts Lane, it was named 'Wells' by the mayor of Wells on 25 November 1949[19] (changed to 'City of Wells', unique amongst the rest of its class which were named only after the town, city or region, in March 1950). No. 34092 was often called upon to haul the Golden Arrow service and was further chosen to haul special trains for the visit of Bulganin and Khrushchev, and King Faisal II of Iraq.

Having covered 502,864 miles (809,281 km),[20] No. 34092 was sent to Woodham's scrapyard. However, in 1971, it was bought by the KWVR and, after overhaul, was used throughout the 1980s both on the branch and on mainline excursions. A Giesl ejector was fitted in 1985. No. 34092 returned to service in August 2014 following an extensive overhaul. The locomotive is also planned to return to traffic on the mainline when funding is available to purchase the equipment needed for use on Network Rail. No. 34092 is now based at the East Lancashire Railway following sale.

No. 46115 "Scots Guardsman" LMS Royal Scot 4-6-0 46115 - Scots Guardsman hauling the Scarborough Spar Express.jpg BR lined green with the late crest No. 46115 was based on the line for a while, but due to weight restrictions didn't see much use. Departed the line in the 1970s for overhaul to mainline condition and was later painted into LMS Black. She was later purchased by her current owner David Smith and overhauled to modern mainline standard with her return to service being in 2008, she is based at Carnforth MPD.

She was until August 2017 operational on the mainline but is now out of service under overhaul.

No. 65894 (2392) LNER Class J27 0-6-0 York Locomotive Yard an ex-NE Raven J27 0-6-0 geograph-2355868-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg BR Unlined Black, Late Crest The engine is still owned by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group and is currently based at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The loco returned to service in May 2018 following a 12-year overhaul inside both the NYMR's workshop as well as the NELPG's own workshop in Hopetown (Darlington).
No. 69023 LNER Class J72 0-6-0T LNER J72 69023 Joem Bedale 06.07.14R edited-2.jpg BR Apple Green, Late Crest Owned by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group and now based on the Wensleydale Railway but occasionally goes to the society's workshop in Darlington as well as visits to other railways across the UK. 69023's last overhaul started in 2005 and was completed in 2008. Her boiler ticket expires in 2018.

She even had a starring role in the BBC's 1968 TV production "The Railway Children".

No. 4744 LNER N2 0-6-2T GNR 1744 (6931087594).jpg Plain Black No. 4744 was purchased for preservation by the Gresley Society in October 1963, and moved from Doncaster Works to Haworth Colliery for storage. After steaming at the colliery, it was moved to the Keighley and Worth Valley railway where it gained fame by appearing as the Scots Flyer in The Railway Children. No. 4744 did little work after that as a boiler tube failure necessitated considerable boiler work. The Main Line Steam Trust eventually offered to undertake this work as the N2 was ideal for the Great Central Railway, and the locomotive moved to Quorn & Woodhouse on 21 November 1975. Currently operational at the North Norfolk Railway, her boiler ticket expires in 2019.
No. 68077 LNER Class J94 0-6-0ST Harringay West, with ex-WD 0-6-0T geograph-2890663-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg N/A Formerly based at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in the 1970s, but was withdrawn requiring vacuum brakes and steam heat fitting. She is now based at the Spa Valley Railway and undergoing an overhaul.

Diesel locomotives and Multiple Units[edit]


Number & Name Description Photograph Livery Current Status
No. D2511 BR 0-6-0 British Rail Class D2/12 Hudswell-Clarke 0-6-0 D2511, K&WVR, November 2012 Photo04 2 (9859813135).jpg BR Green with wasp stripes. In use as the Carriage yard shunter at Oxenhope.
No. 32 "Huskisson" Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Diesel Mechanical 0-6-0 Hudswell Clarke Huskisson at Haworth.JPG Black Back in service for the 2014 Diesel Gala after a long delayed overhaul. Occasionally operates shunting duties where required.[21]
No. D0226 "Vulcan" BR 0-6-0 Prototype EE shunter D0226 Vulcan at Haworth.JPG BR Green. Used to operate the works train and occasional passenger service.
No. 08266 (ex 13336) BR 0-6-0 Class 08 170202.134540. Haworth, KWVR Depot. Class 08.266.jpg BR Departmental Grey In use but restricted to Haworth yard duties as the locomotive is currently suffering from worn tyres. Appeared at 2008 diesel gala working shuttles between Keighley and Ingrow.
No. 08993 "Ashburnham" BR 0-6-0 Class 08 08993 Castleton.jpg EWS Maroon and Gold. Built in 1959 as No. D3759 and later 08592. The locomotive was later rebuilt with a cut down cab and body for use on the Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway. It was purchased by the KWVR in August 2015 as a replacement for No. 08266 and arrived in September that year. It returned to service following a light overhaul in June 2016. The loco is dual braked, making it useful for shunting air brake only vehicles.[22]
No. 20031 (ex-D8031) BR Bo-Bo Class 20 Diesel Power at Oakworth Station - - 253039.jpg Railfreight Coal Sector 3 Tone Grey. Returned to traffic in September 2008 after a second main generator repair. Currently available for use.
No. 25059 (ex-D5209) BR Bo-Bo Class 25 25059 Oxenhope Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.jpg BR Blue with full yellow ends. Built in 1963. Restored to traffic following bodywork repairs, mainly to cab floors. Operational.
No. 37075 Class 37 140612.115224. Haworth Depot. Class 37. 37075.jpg Railfreight Grey with full yellow ends. Built in 1962. Operational. The loco has two different types of nose end.
Nos. 51803+51189 BR Class 101 unit. Class 101 DMU arrives at Oxenhope.JPG BR Green with yellow warning panels. Returned to service in 2013 following restoration and now in regular use.
No. 79964 BR Waggon und Maschinenbau Railbus Railbus 79964 at York Railfest.JPG BR Green with yellow warning panels. In regular use on morning diesel services.

Out of service[edit]

Number & Name Description Photograph Livery Current Status
No. 23 "Merlin" Port of Bristol Authority Diesel Mechanical 0-6-0 No 23 Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.jpg Unlined Black. Previously in use at Oxenhope station as the carriage and wagon yard shunter, now withdrawn due to poor mechanical condition and stored at Haworth MPD until its turn for overhaul.
Nos. 50928+51565 Class 108. Railcar Departing Keighley Station - - 715153.jpg BR Green (50928 has speed whiskers and 51565 has a yellow warning panel). Was in regular use on morning diesel services from the 1990s until 2013 when it was withdrawn for a well deserved overhaul which it currently awaits. Very small overhaul tasks taking place.
No. 79962 BR Waggon und Maschinenbau Railbus (See 7) ~ BR lined green with wasp stripes. Undergoing a heavy overhaul in the Vintage Carriage Trust's shed at Ingrow, the engines restoration has been finished.

Carriages and wagons[edit]

Normal Service Stock[edit]

Number & Name Description History and Current Status Livery Photograph
1013 BR Mk 1 Restaurant Second Open built 1951 BR Maroon 161007.125740. Oxenhope KWVR.jpg
46157 BR Mk 1 Second built 1954 BR Maroon Keighley, No.46157.jpg~
43003 BR Mk 1 non-gangwayed Lavatory Composite built 1954 BR Maroon ~
43128 BR Mk 1 Brake Second built 1954 BR Maroon ~
43145 BR Mk 1 Brake Second built 1955 BR Maroon ~
43345 BR Mk1 Brake Second Built 1955 BR Maroon ~
48011 BR Mk 1 Second Lavatory Open built 1955 BR Maroon ~
48018 BR Mk 1 Second Lavatory Open built 1955 BR Maroon ~
80591 BR Mk 1 Gangwayed Full Brake built 1955 BR Maroon ~
43345 BR Mk 1 Brake Second built 1955 BR Maroon ~
4304 BR Mk 1 Tourist Second Open (now converted to Buffet Car) built 1956 BR Maroon Oxenhope. 13th October 2006.jpg
4306 BR Mk 1 Tourist Second Open built 1956 BR Maroon ~
4467 BR Mk 1 Tourist Second Open built 1956 BR Maroon ~
9273 BR Mk 1 Brake Second Open built 1956 BR Maroon ~
4588 BR Mk 1 Tourist Second Open (Now converted to Bar Car for dining trains) built 1956 Pullman Umber & Cream ~
4774 BR Mk 1 Tourist Second Open built 1957 BR Maroon ~
4840 BR Mk 1 Tourist Second Open built 1959 BR Maroon 161007.161606. Keighley KWVR.jpg
4900 BR Mk 1 Tourist Second Open built 1960 BR Maroon ~
1963 BR Mk 1 Unclassed Restaurant Car (later RK) built 1960 BR Maroon ~
1836 BR Mk 1 Restaurant Miniature Buffet built 1960 BR Maroon 13th October 2006. E1836.jpg
4955 BR Mk 1 Tourist Second Open built 1961 BR Maroon ~

Vintage carriages and carriages for special use[edit]

The railway has amassed a large collection of Vintage Carriages over the years. Some are used to carry passengers on specially selected open days.

Number & Name Description History and Current Status Livery Photograph
1867 GNR Incomplete N/A ~
154 MSLR Tricomposite, luggage compartment Built 1876. On display. Great Central Railway. MSLR Luggage Compartment No. 176.jpg
1507 LYR 6 wheel 5 compartment Third Built 1882. Uses underframes of LMS 32988 BGZ built 1938. Operational. L&YR lined black and brown. Rth LYR 1882 3rd Class Oxenhope 30.06.13 edited-2.jpg
358 MR 6 wheel Composite Built 1886. Undergoing restoration. Railway Children red and white. ~
589 GNR 6 wheel Brake Third Built 1888. Undergoing restoration. Varnished teak. Great Northern Railway six-wheel brake third No. 589.jpg
279 LYR 4 compartment First Body only, built 1894. Running on under-frames from LMS 33007 BGZ (built 1940). Undergoing restoration. N/A ~
2856 GNR Composite Lavatory Brake Built 1898. On display. GNR varnished teak. GNR 2856 Composite Lavatory Brake at Ingrow West.jpg
1661 NER Clerestory Saloon Built 1904. Off site for underframe repairs. LNER varnished teak. NER 1661 Clerestory Saloon built 1904.jpg
135 LYR Director's Saloon Built 1908. On display. L&YR lined black and brown. ~
1474 LYR Hughes taper-end Brake Built 1910. Operational. L&YR lined black and brown. LYR 1474 Hughes taper-end Brake Third (L&YR) built 1910.jpg
427 Metropolitan 'Dreadnought' Brake Built 1910. Operational. London Transport brown. .
47 LYR Blackpool Club Car Built 1912. Running on BR 46145 Mk1 Second (built 1954) under-frames. Operational. L&YR lined black and brown. Rth LYR 47 KWVR Oxenhope 30.06.13.jpg
465 Metropolitan 'Dreadnought' 9-compartment third Built 1919. Operational. London Transport brown. Metropolitan 465 'Dreadnought' 9-compartment third built 1919.jpg
509 Metropolitan 'Dreadnought' 7-compartment First Built 1923. Operational. Metropolitan Railway lined varnished teak. Dreadnoughts at North Weald July 2013.JPG
3554 SR 'Matchboard' Continental Brake third Built 1924. Operational. BR carmine and cream. SR Matchboard Continental Brake third 3554 at Keighley.JPG
8761 LMS CK Built 1924 (later World War II Ambulance Car). Awaiting restoration. ~
84 Pullman LNER 255 Pullman Parlour Third "Mary" Built 1931. Operational. Pullman umber and cream. Pullman LNER 255 CAR NO 84 Pullman Parlour Third built 1931.jpg
83 Pullman LNER 261 Pullman Parlour Third "Anne" Built 1931. Operational. Pullman umber and cream. ~
4247 LNER Gresley BG(P) (Gangwayed Full Brake/Pigeon Van) Built 1938. On display. BR maroon. ~
12066 LMS 9-compartment Third Built 1938. Awaiting overhaul. BR lined maroon. ~
31082 LMS Gangwayed Full Brake Built 1940. Operational. BR lined maroon. ~
1517 SR 4 wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) Built 1947. Used as a store. Maroon. ~
12244 LMS 9 compartment Third Built 1950. Awaiting overhaul. BR lined maroon. ~
1469 SR Bulleid Third Open Built 1950. Operational. BR carmine and cream. SR Bulleid Third Open 1469 at Oxenhope.JPG

Freight Wagons[edit]

Number & Name Description History and Current Status Livery Photograph
640 LMS MTY (4 wheel Milk Tank) (later, MTZ) built 1928 ~
12270 SR 6-PAN EMU TFK built 1935 (underframe only) ~
1125 SR 4 wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1936 ~
1304 SR 4 wheel PMVY built 1939 (now u/f only, as crane runner) ~
1334 LNER CCTY (4 wheel Covered Carriage Truck) built 1950 ~
1550 SR 4 wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1951 ~
37311 LMS 4 wheel CCT (Covered Carriage Truck) built 1952 ~
87582 BR Blue Spot 4-wheel Fish Van built 1960 ~
87706 BR Blue Spot 4-wheel Fish Van built 1960 ~
87948 BR Blue Spot 4 wheel Fish Van built 1960 ~

Other Rolling Stock[edit]

The railway owns three rail mounted cranes: a 10T Grafton steam P-Way crane, a 15T Taylor Hubbard diesel P-Way Crane and an ex LMS 45T steam breakdown crane. Currently only the 15T Taylor Hubbard crane and the Grafton steam train are available for use. Furthermore, there are a variety of wagons used by the civil engineering department, largely at either Oakworth of Ingrow West.


  1. ^ 53°52′02″N 1°54′01″W / 53.8671°N 1.9003°W / 53.8671; -1.9003
  2. ^ 53°48′54″N 1°57′06″W / 53.81503°N 1.9517°W / 53.81503; -1.9517
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