Little & Large Dvd: Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Part 1
The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is the only complete branch line in Britain, running from the popular town of Keighley to Oxenhope, 660 feet above sea level.
The steep gradient up the Worth Valley has been a challenge for engines ever since the line opened on the 15th April 1867.
The five mile branch line is complete with strenuous gradients, as steep as 1 in 56 as the train leaves Keighley Station and approaches Damems.
When British Railways closed the line in 1962, local people and railway enthusiasts joined forces to try and save it.
A Preservation Society was formed and after many years of volunteer struggle the line re-opened to passenger traffic on 29th June 1968.
Over the years, the railway has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Yorkshire, starred in many TV episodes and films including ‘The Railway Children’ and carried thousands of passengers from Keighley to Oxenhope.
Since volunteers re-opened the railway in 1968 many steam engines have graced their presence along the route from Keighley to Oxenhope, including many small industrial tank engines and large mainline pacific engines.
This 90 minute programme features several steam engines at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway over the past few years.
Engines featured include:-
LMS 2MT No.41241L
LMS 3F No.47279
LMS 4F No.43924
LMS 5MT No.44767 ‘George Stephenson’
LMS 5MT No.44871
LMS 5MT No.45212
LNWR ‘Coal Tank’ No.58926
LNWR G2A No.49395
LNER N2 No.1744
LNER O4 No.63601
BR 4MT No.80002
BR 5MT No.73129
BR 7MT No.70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’
BR 8F No.90733
GWR 28XX No.2807
SR N15 No.30777 ‘Sir Lamiel’
Lancashire & Yorkshire ‘Ironclad’
No.957 Hudswell Clarke
Hadock Foundary ‘Well Tank’ ‘Bellerophon’
Taff Vale Tank No.85.
Engines both little and large are witnessed hauling a range of passenger, vintage and freight services along the five mile branch line including trackside shots.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Steaming Around Yorkshire Film Productions – SAY.