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752 static boiler steam test successful, further cosmetic work to be completed before relocation to Bury, where remaining restoration in progress.  Latest ON TRUST issued

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales with Registration Number 1157071.  The Trust’s origins are via registered charity 1002627, established by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Preservation Society that itself was formed in 1988 to replace the L&Y Saddletanks Fund, established in 1964.  All activities are now in the hands of the Trust, which owns a unique collection of steam locomotives and carriages previously owned by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.  Find out more - click here.

The Trust is approved by the HM Revenue & Customs to reclaim Gift Aid, a valuable source of additional funding - if you are a UK taxpayer we can recover 25p for every pound donated. You can make a BIG difference to what you see pictured on this site, see how you can help further the aims of the Trust with practical or financial help - click here.

Locomotives and Carriages owned by the Trust - click on the image to find out more and their current status.

No. 68/51218 No. 19 No. 752 No. 47 No. 1474 No. 1507 No. 279

Click here for more on other preserved rolling stock of the L&YR.

Details of membership of Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust can be found on the membership page - click here.

More information about the Trust's regular journal can be found on the 'ON TRUST' page - click here.

Normally our carriages (Brake 1474, 6-wheeler 1507 and Club Carriage 47) are on public display in the Exhibition Shed on the WorthValley at Oxenhope, but this is not always possible due to operational requirements.

WORTH VALLEY Spring 2017 Gala - this is scheduled for March 3rd, 4th and 5th and we are still awaiting further details, as all our carriages have heating and lighting we hope that they will be in use - although 279 may not be quite ready, keep an eye out on this page for more information, also the Worth Valley web page click here

752 RESTORATION - the static steam test on the boiler was successful at the boiler works just before Xmas 2016, McEwens are going to shot blast and paint the boiler before it departs for Bury, and they will also supply a replacement wrapper for the smokebox which has been stored there.   752 itself is currently in the main works area of the ELR to assemble all the parts and work on 752 in covered space not available at Haworth.  Current progress is evaluation of work involved in restoration and reassembly of the modified axleboxes with the inserts which you can see on a photo below. Examination of the motion and cylinders is in progress to establish if any further work is required, so far results have been satisfactory.  Acquisition of replacement boiler cladding and repair of a small crack in the frame are in progress with outside contractors.

Our main fundraising effort has now shifted to the 752 project.  Whilst there was some money held in reserve for the 752 restoration, further funding will be required before completion - to give an example of likely costs, the axlebox repair project currently under way may cost over £10,000 in total.  There will also be a number of fees and charges in connection with boiler testing, and the acquisition of other large items such as a replacement smokebox.  To make a donation - click here.

First Class 6-wheeler 279 – restoration is now very well advanced with expected completion early in 2017.  The professional upholstery of the 24 seats is complete, thanks for all the interest expressed in their sponsorship.   Photos of the work in progress on 279 can be found here.  The photos include one of an L&Y train apparently used to transport the Prince of Wales at Preston in 1885, where the second carriage may well be 279.  We have received a substantial bequest towards the restoration of 279. if you wish to donate specifically to 279's restoration of 279 click here and state that your donation is for 279.

The recent BBC Four TV series 'The Golden Age of Steam Railways' featured early years of the Worth Valley including an interview with Richard Greenwood accompanying some of his films covering the purchase, restoration and operation of 51218 from the 1960's.  We are expecting this to be repeated, for information - click here In late 2016 it is also being shown regularly on the 'Yesterday' digital TV channel

'Testament of Youth' – this film was on general release in 2015 and featured all our carriages.. 
A BBC Films production of the First World War memoir of Vera Britain, there is coverage on the 
Worth Valley website, which can be found here. You will see some of our photos taken during the production in 2014 under the 'galleries' for each carriage - these could not be displayed at the time of filming in March 2014.

CClub Carriage 47 and Bogie Brake 1474 were used for the BBC Two TV six-part drama first series of 'Peaky Blinders', about a Birmingham gang, shown in late 2013.   47 featured prominently as Winston Churchill's mobile office in the first and last episodes of that series.  Further information about repeat showings available from the BBC website - click here.  The first series can also be watched at small cost on Amazon Video

Below is a selection of recent photos, click on image for a larger version

   

AUTUMN STEAM SPECTACULAR 2016 - two videos on Youtube from Christopher King. click here features our carriages at 11mins 30, click here features them at 7mins 30

Vintage Trains 2016 - one video has been uploaded to Youtube from June 5, it is 21 minutes from DansRailVideos - click here

Now from July 3, just short of 5 minutes from SAYFILMPRODUCTIONS - click here

Thirteen years after filming, Mike Wilcock has published on YOUTUBE his video of a visit to the ELR in early 2003, this includes 752 in the yard at just after 1 minute and 1300 after 7 minutes, the other 30 minutes features a trip on the line, click here

Vintage Trains 2015 - Ken Baker as pennysteam has published a Youtube video in short and long versions, click here for 6 minute version,click here for 33 minute version

The Flying Choo Choo has published a 6 minute video  click here

Railway Children Weekend May 2015 – click here for a 10 minute Youtube video by mollsmyre

2015 Winter Gala - the number of Youtube videos available from Worth Valley Galas is getting larger by each event, here are a selection featuring our carriage 47 at various points:-

· allan5919, 3.5 minutes from Allan McKever   click here

· steamontheweb, 11 minutes featuring 47 from 8 minutes in  click here

It was inevitable that the 2014 Autumn Steam Gala  would be popular with photographers due to the good weather and appearance of West Country 34092.  A selection of Youtube video links can be found:

· steamdriver12, 14 minutes, best from 9 minutes onwards including after dark at Oakworth  click here

· acw71000, 13 minutes, best between 4 and 7 minutes  click here

· pennysteam Part 1, 21 minutes total but really good coverage of carriages at 19 minutes click herePart 2 26 minutes total with coverage of our carriages at various points  click here

The  Vintage Trains on June 29 2014 were filmed by Ken Baker as pennysteam on Youtube and his 25 minute production features our carriages at 8 minutes, 16 minutes and from 22 minutes to the end,  click here.

A short Youtube video by SAYFILMPRODUCTIONS covering the Vintage Trains on July 20 2014 features our carriages through much of the 3.5 minutes,  click here

The Coal Tank 125 celebration at Worth Valley on October 19-20 2013 featured all our carriages. Ken Baker as pennysteam has published a 28-minute Youtube video with our carriages from from 7 minutes in, click here

A video of 68/51218's 2003 charter trip at Goole Docks (as 51222) has been released on Youtube -  click here

There is a 21-minute video on Youtube by Ken Baker as pennysteam covering the last outing of 957 and 41241 with 1300 on 20th January 2013, click here

Another YouTube feature features the Luxury Summer Saloons service on August 12 2012 by Stewart Lomax – 10 minutes featuring detail shots of Club Carriage 47 from 4 minutes in - click here

An archive of links to other Youtube videos can be found on our Downloads page