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The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, based in the heart of the Yorkshire opened to passengers in 1968. Today the railway runs from Keighley to Oxenhope via Ingrow West, Damems, Oakworth and Haworth. This DVD allows you to hop onboard the footplate of visiting locomotive, LMS 5MT No.44871 and travel from Keighley to Oxenhope.
About the railway
The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway was originally opened in 1867 to serve the many mills in the Worth Valley and transport passengers between Keighley and Oxenhope. British Railways operated the last scheduled passenger train on Saturday 30 December 1961, however freight trains continued to run to Oxenhope until 18 June 1962.
A preservation society was formed in 1962, who created a company to purchase the line outright, lease access to Keighley station and operate a regular public service. After many years of volunteer struggle, the line re-opened to passenger traffic in June 1968, although that dream of operating a regular public service never came to fruition.
Today, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway runs for a total of 5 miles from Keighley to Oxenhope, passing stations at Ingrow West, Damems, Oakworth and Haworth.
LMS 5MT No.44871
LMS 5MT No.44871 was built in 1945 at Crewe Works. The locomotive was one of 842 ‘Black Five’ locomotives built, eighteen of which have survived into preservation. No.44871 was one of the last steam locomotives to be withdrawn from service, surviving until 1968, the last year of steam on British Rail. She was also one of four locomotives chosen to take part in the famous Fifteen Guinea Special on Sun 11 August 1968.
‘Black Five’ No.44871 can normally be seen operating ‘The Jacobite’ from Fort William to Mallaig in the Scottish Highlands. Owned by Ian Riley, the locomotive made a brief appearance at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway during the autumn of 2022.
The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway runs for a total of 5 miles through the picturesque Worth Valley. Passengers travel from Keighley to Oxenhope, passing Ingrow West, Damems, Oakworth and Haworth.
What is included on this DVD?
Join the crew of LMS 5MT No.44871 and travel from Keighley to Oxenhope. Sit back and watch from the comfort of your living room as they tackle the 1 in 70 ruling gradient with their 5 coach passenger set. Using new technology and filmed in 4K, you’re able to witness No.44871 working hard through the Worth Valley from a whole new prospective.
Whilst watching the DVD, you’re able to follow No.44871 from a series of different angles, including onboard the footplate, the fireman’s cab window, the front lamp bracket, the boiler handrails and from the motion gear.
Footage is also included from the lineside showcasing No.44871 at several different viewpoints along the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (please note that lineside footage has been filmed across multiple running dates, during visits in 2011, 2017 and 2022).
Viewing options when watching the DVD:
There are two viewing options to this DVD, these include:
Option 1: Sit back and watch the action from the footplate, as you travel from Keighley to Oxenhope from multiple camera angles, including the lineside. This option includes short titles informing you of key locations and the gradient profile along the route.
Option 2: Take in the picturesque scenery as you watch the Worth Valley pass by, this option allows you to watch from the engines front lamp bracket, unedited from Keighley to Oxenhope.
This product features no commentary, allowing you to fully appreciate the sound of the steam locomotive working hard. Short titles are included throughout informing you of key locations and gradients. This DVD & Blu-Ray is expected to last approx. 60 minutes and is available in UK 16:9 widescreen format only.
Footplate filming took place on the 8th October 2022.
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