Current Projects and Funding

The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Trust was established in 1988 by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Preservation Society and in 1991 became a Registered Charity (current registration number 1002627 in England). The Trust owns a unique collection of steam locomotives and carriages previously owned by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.

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No. 68/51218

Locomotive:  Class B7 'Pug' 0-4-0 Saddletank No.68 (No.51218more..

Status:  Stored pending 10 year major overhaul and currently not on public view.

Comments:  Funding and major materials for overhaul are available, awaiting completion of 752 restoration. Specific donations still welcome.


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No. 19

Locomotive:  Class B7 'Pug' 0-4-0 Saddletank No.19 more..

Status:  Cosmetic restoration now complete.  Static exhibit at the Ribble Steam Railway at Preston

Comments:  Static preservation funded by Ribble Steam Railway. Potential donors of the major funding required for restoration are welcome to contact us.

 

 


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No. 752

Locomotive:  0-6-0 Saddletank more..

Status:  The restoration is progressing well now that covered accommodation has been secured for assembly of all the parts and restoration work on 752.  The accommodation was originally to be in the shed of the Bury Standard 4 Group at Bolton Street Station on the ELR, but its availability was delayed and space in the ELR's main workshop area has been negotiated.   Initial boiler hydraulic test has been successful at McEwens in Cowling and a steam test is scheduled.  There was a significant logistics exercise in moving all the parts such as the chassis, centre wheel set, new saddletank, new chimney and many small parts, although there will be some further parts to acquire, such as a new smokebox, which has to be tailored to fit the boiler mounted in the frames.

Comments:  Funding - whilst there was some money held in reserve for the 752 restoration, further funding will be required before completion.  To make a donation or sponsor some of the work  click here

   


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No. 47

Carriage:  LYR 47 Blackpool Club Car Coach more..

Status:  It is intended that 47 will be kept undercover when out of use and this will normally be in the Exhibition Shed at Oxenhope, although for operational reasons this may not always be possible and as a result public display may not be possible.  When 47 is to be run on Worth Valley services there is normally advance notice on this website.

The centenary of Club Carriage 47 was commemorated on October 17 2012 with the unveiling of plaques by HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.  The plaques are now fixed to the top interior panels of 47's doors.

Comments: The cost of maintenance is met from the Trust’s General Funds, donations towards this cost would be most welcome.  Details of future operation of 47 on the Worth Valley will be published on this website.

 

 


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No. 1474

Carriage:  LYR 1474 Hughes taper-end Brake/3rd more..

Status:  Normally on public display in Oxenhope Exhibition Shed on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, but also in regular use on KWVR Vintage Trains and special events.  In 2009 the coach featured in a documentary film ‘Spanish Flu – the forgotten fallen’ which was shown on BBC4 TV, and may be repeated at some future date.  Since then ‘finishing touches’ have included the fitting of specially manufactured luggage racks, together with a repaint using correct shades of colour and the style of ‘decals’ as used on 1507 together with fitting of an alternator for battery charging, based on the design used on Club Carriage 47.  The replacement of the steam heating system is now complete, as well as through train piping, working radiators are fitted in the luggage/brake compartment and all five passenger compartments.  Recently the opportunity has been taken to replace some rotten panelling and to reinstate the original L&Y design of rain clearance by rainstrips on the roof and removal of the moulded gutter which seems to have been added for departmental use in the 1950s.

Comments:  Normally on public display in Oxenhope Exhibition Shed on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, regularly in use on the Worth Valley’s special events, usually published on this website.
The cost of maintenance is met from the Trust’s General Funds, donations towards this cost would be most welcome

 

 


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No. 1507

Carriage:  LYR 1507 6 wheel 5 compartment Third more..

Status:   Normally on public display in Oxenhope Exhibition Shed on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, but also in regular use on KWVR Vintage Trains and special events since the restoration was completed in 2005.  When 1507 restoration was in progress the design of luggage racks was evolved which subsequently went on to be used in the original carriage 1474 restoration and then in the 279 restoration.  Steam heating is now fitted to all compartments with a replacement through piping. In recent years some of the panelling has required replacement and a full repaint carried out. 

Comments:  Normally on public display in Oxenhope Exhibition Shed on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, regularly in use on the Worth Valley’s special events, usually published on this website.
The cost of maintenance is met from the Trust’s General Funds, donations towards this cost would be most welcome

 

 


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No. 279

Carriage:  LYR 279 4 compartment First more..

Status:  In Oxenhope carriage works with restoration almost complete. Major stages in the restoration have been the shortening of the chassis in 2013 after which the mounting of the body resulted in the restoration progressing well.  Six new doors were manufactured for fitting along with two of the original doors suitably repaired.  Interior fittings and decoration are upholstery are now complete along with all the interior panelling, leaving just exterior painting and connection of operating equipment such as lighting - heating and emergency brake equipment has already been fitted.  The final stage will be a weighing exercise by the Worth Valley as part of their authorisation of 279 to operate public services.  This is expected in early 2017 but is heavily dependent upon the weather, as it is not possible to complete the paintwork and varnishing in very cold or damp weather.

Comments:  Costs of initial work work were met from general funds and the payment from use in BBC TV filming of ‘South Riding’ in 2010.   Our main carriage restoration work is currently on 279 and the offer of sponsorship for the seats was very popular. Each of the seats has now been sponsored, thanks for all the interest expressed in this.  Luggage racks, door furniture, carpets and decals were manufactured as part of earlier work on 1474, 1507 and 47.  The Trust also received a substantial bequest towards the restoration of 279 which has been useful for acquisition of a myriad of items including light fittings, external ventilators and refinements to the upholstery. if you wish to donate specifically to 279's restoration or its future upkeep click here and state that your donation is for 279.

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