15 May 2013 - Sales page updated
13 May 2013 - Worth Valley Railway Vintage Trains, June/July 2013
Worth Valley Railway will be running Vintage Trains every Sunday from 23 June to 28 July. On three of these dates, VCT carriages will be used - the dates being 30 June, 14 July and 28 July. On the other dates L&Y stock will be used.
24 April 2013 - BELLEROPHON FOR OVERHAUL AT SOUTH
Haydock Foundry 0-6-0WT “BELLEROPHON” has been transferred to the South Devon Railway’s workshops at Buckfastleigh for replacement of all 3 axles.
A routine inspection in 2012 revealed that the wheels were moving on the axles and a subsequent examination showed that the best form of repair would be to replace the old, worn axles with new. The South Devon Railway has successfully tendered for this work to be carried out and thus BELLEROPHON has now been taken into their workshops for preliminary work to begin.
The work is likely to take until early 2014, due to the long lead time for the ordering of the new axles. On completion of the work, BELLEROPHON will hopelly be “run in” at Buckfastleigh before returning home to the Foxfield Railway.
14 April 2013 - Updates to Education Pages
10 March 2013 - Keighley Festival of Transport - Sunday 7 July 2013
Organised by Keighley Bus Museum, featuring displays of vintage vehicles at Ingrow Railway Centre and Leeds City College Keighley Campus.
22 February 2013 - Metropolitan Railway Nine Compartment Third No. 465 at Quainton
On 17th February the 9 compartment Met was used for the first time at Quainton. The first two photos show it looking superb with Met No 1. The third photo shows Quainton's President, Andrew Bratton, VCT Chairman, Trevor England and Tony Lister in front of Met No1 after they presented Trevor with a limited edition painting of Met 1 and the Mets at Quainton Road in the 1930's. This was quite unexpected and we were honoured to receive the painting for the VCT Collection. See the the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre website for details of when 465 will be running.
3 February 2013 - Metropolitan Railway Nine Compartment Third No. 465
The Third Class Met has made a cameo appearance in BBC TV's This Week.
The Third Class Met has now gone on extended loan to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre at Quainton, where it will be hauled by Metropolitan No.1 on Sunday 17 February.
1 January 2013 - Sir Berkeley
Seen at Middleton on 1 January 2013. Photo Ian Smith
30 December 2012 - Sir Berkeley
Following recent repairs, Sir Berkeley was successfully steam tested at Middleton on 8 December. It is hoped that Sir Berkeley will be running on Tuesday 1 January 2013, at Middleton, on a 45 minute interval service from 12:00 until 15:00, but this is weather-dependant, due to the lack of a cab on Sir B. Please contact the Middleton Railway on 0113 271 0320 to confirm, before travelling.
9 September 2012 - Sir Berkeley
Unfortunately, Sir Berkeley was damaged during its visit to Butterley. The rear left hand axlebox ran very hot and this has damaged the axle to the extent that we need to make repairs, which are currently being discussed with KWVR and the Middleton Railway. Whilst we hope to have the loco repaired fairly soon, it does mean that the trip to the Lavender Line has had to be cancelled and hence its proposed visit to Ingrow over the winter, as we were dependent on transport to Ingrow being paid by the hirer.
VCT apologises for any disappointment caused, but we must obviously ensure that the locomotive is fully repaired to an acceptable standard to allow it to continue operating, and this is our priority. The loco should be operating once again, in the near future, with the prospect of spending more time "at home" on the Middleton Railway, next year.
23 July 2011 - Photos from Chairman's Day
At 12.30 p.m. the special train departed from Ingrow West station, formed of the Bulleid and Chatham carriages. One round trip was run for members and invited guests. After this, the train was used in normal KWVR service for the rest of the afternoon.
Bulleid Carriage S1469
The "Bulleid" has finally moved out of the workshop and back into the museum on 22 June 2011. It is hoped that it will be available to be used on VCT Chairman's day 23 July 2011.
An extra attraction at weekends - two museums at Ingrow
At weekends Ingrow Loco, owned by the Bahamas Locomotive Society is also open. Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Green Rover tickets include admission to both the Museum of Rail Travel and Ingrow Loco.
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