(updated on 14th August)
CARRIAGES AT THE WORTH VALLEY RAILWAY – the railway have requested use of our six-wheel and Brake compartment carriages for Vintage Train services planned to operate on 6 Sundays from 23rd August to 27th September inclusive. Our Brake carriage has now been approved for use following detailed examination and will provide facilities for carriage of wheelchair passengers and people accompanying them. To make our carriages more convenient for boarding at Oxenhope, they have been turned on Keighley turntable and the Brake end now faces south – as it arrived in 1965.
PLEASE NOTE – due to constraints of post-lockdown operation all Worth Valley train services are subject to advance booking via the Worth Valley website. Accomodation on the trains is booked per compartment in advance and a First Class supplement is payable, unfortunately there are no concessions for Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust or Worth Valley members.
All services will only pick up passengers at Oxenhope or Keighley with a return non-stop return trip. Full details of the services running in August are available on the Worth Valley’s website here
LOCOMOTIVES AT THE EAST LANCASHIRE RAILWAY – the ELR had announced the resumption of services on a trial basis for the first two weekends of August but due to last-minute government changes they did not run on 1st/2nd August, they now plan to run each weekend from 8th/9th August plus the Bank Holiday Monday – see here.
Our active loco Saddletank 752 is not currently scheduled for use on these services but may feature in subsequent services, in the meantime 752 is not on public display at the ELR.
Our other loco at the ELR, Pug 19, is in their workshop under evaluation for restoration and is therefore not on public display.