Thursday, 8 October 2015

Worth Valley Railway Steam, 3rd October 2015

Unfortunately not the finest hour on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. The rostered locomotive, 43924, failed and blocked the line at Oakworth. The railbus ran some Keighley to Damems shuttles until this was cleared, with 43924 deposited into the yard at Oakworth. 37075 then took over the service for "Tractor Action" through the afternoon.

 Through the railbus window in the morning, 43924 is prepared for service at Haworth.
43924 in unusual location at Oakworth yard, following removal from the main line.
D0226 recovered 43924 to the loco shed.
Some scratching of heads takes place, The failure was understood to be a steam manifold gasket, and the locomotive was back in traffic the next day.
WD 2-8-0 90733 receives attention in Haworth shed (picture from a shed tour).
BR 4MT 4-6-0 75078 receiving final paintwork attention before the gala in one week.
LYR 0-6-0 957 is now out of ticket, seen at Oxenhope.