A Decade of Steam DVD: Keighley & Worth Valley Railway 2008-2018
The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is one the UK’s very few complete branch lines, running from the busy town of Keighley, passing Ingrow West, Damems, Oakworth, Haworth and to the small village of Oxenhope, 660ft above sea level.
The original railway dates back to 1867, providing a much needed transport system for the many mills along the Worth Valley route.
The line survived until 1962 when it was deemed non-profitable due to competition from roads and other transport methods, the railway was closed by British Railway’s in 1962.
When British Railways closed the Worth Valley 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.
Since then, the railway has gone from strength to strength and is now recognised as a leading tourist attraction in Yorkshire, carrying thousands of passengers every year.
This double disc DVD showcases the railway from the last decade, including footage between 2008 and 2018.
This DVD was produced and launched at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s 50th Anniversary Gala in 2018, footage from 2018 is included from the spring only.
A wide collection of over 40 steam engines are included on this double disc DVD, some of which include:
• LMS 2MT No.41241
• LMS 3F No.47279
• LMS 4MT No.43106
• LMS 4F No.43924
• LMS 5MT No.44767 ‘George Stephenson’
• LMS 5MT No.44871
• LMS 5MT No.45212
• LMS 5MT No.45305
• LMS 5P No.13065
• LMS 7F No.49395
• LMS 7F No.53808
• LNER A3 No.60103 ‘Flying Scotsman’
• LNER B1 No.61264
• LNER K4 No.61994 ‘The Great Marquess’
• LNER N2 No.1744
• LNER O4 No.63601
• GWR 15xx No.1501
• GWR 28xx No.2807
• GWR 51xx No.4160
• GWR 78xx No.7812 ‘Erlestoke Manor’
• GWR 78xx No.7822 ‘Foxcote Manor’
• BR 2MT No.78018
• BR 4MT No.80002
• BR 4MT No.75078
• BR 5MT No.73129
• BR 7MT No.70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’
• BR 8F No.90733
• SR BB No.34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’
• SR N15 No.30777 ‘Sir Lamiel’
• SR WC No.34092 ‘City Of Wells’
• SR 2-4-0WT No.30587
• Taff Vale O2 No.85
• L&YR ‘A’ Class No.1300
• L&YR ‘Ironclad’ No.957
• LNWR Coal Tank No.1054
• Hudswell Clarke No.1704 ‘Nunlow’
• 0-6-0ST No.1210 ‘ Sir Berkeley’
• 0-6-0WT ‘Bellerophon’
• 0-6-0ST ‘Austerity’ No.71515
• USATC S160 No.5197
• USATC S160 No.5820
• Plus others too.
The DVD features no commentary, allowing you to fully appreciate the sound of the steam locomotives working hard.
Short titles are included throughout informing you of the date, locomotive number and location.
Approx. 147 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Steaming Around Yorkshire Film Productions – SAY.