Created 15-Aug-11
Modified 29-Sep-14
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It shocks me to look back and realise that I remember, and photographed,the first trains on the Worth Valley line. The preservation movement took off in a big way after mainline steam ended in 1968 yet many of the photographers I see today on preserved lines and at the lineside for mainline steam were not born then. So here are some images of those early years, mostly pre 1990s.

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Keighley and Worth Valley Railway opening day 1968Worth Valley reopening dayEx GNR 0-6-0 tank 1247 on NYMR'Salmon' on NYMREx London Transport 57xx pannier L89 on KWVREx Lambton 0-6-2 tank No 5 on North York Moors RlyEx Lambton 0-6-2 tank at Grosmont shed on North York Moors RailwayEx Lambton 0-6-2 tank at Grosmont shed on North York Moors RailwayAndrew Barclay 0-6-0 saddle tank 'Salmon' on NYMR'Jennifer' /'Samual Fox &Co No 20' at NYMR1247 ex GNR 0-6-0 tank on NYMRUS built S160 'Big Jim and 'USA' tank 30072 at Oxenhope, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.Ex Manchester Ship Canal co 0-6-0 tank No 31'Hamburg' at HaworthEx Midland Railway 'half-cab' 0-6-0 tank at Haworth KWVR 1968'Joem' J72 0-6-0 tank on KWVRIvatt 2-6-2 tank 41241 at Keighley in early preservation daysUSA '72' and Midland 'half-cab' beign shunted in Haworth yard in early preservation days'Clan Line' Merchant Navy pacific crossing the Roodee viaduct Chester 19756000 'King George V' near Gresford 1975King Class 6000 'King George V' at Chester 1975