Santa Steam Specials

It is July and Summer, although there has been little sunshine to suggest this, but yes, it is that time of year when your thoughts turn to booking your children’s and grandchildren’s place on one of our Santa Steam Specials – the original and the best!

The Specials run from the weekend of the 26th & 27th November and then every weekend up to Christmas plus the 23rd December and Christmas Eve.

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Summer 2016 on the KWVR

Steam Trains Every Day

Young or not so young, from the local area or visiting from further afield, every day from Saturday 28th May – 11th September there is no need to worry about whether steam trains are operating. Throughout to the Summer steam trains will be in operation every day. Travel by train and explore the area from all of our stations. Look at the Times & Fares page to see the time of trains on the day of your visit and download the timetable at home. Or pick up a timetable leaflet from any KWVR station.

Vintage Bus Tours

In addition why not try a Vintage Bus Tour of the Worth Valley area.  If the weather is fine an open top vehicle may be used – time to blow away those cobwebs whilst enjoying views over Haworth Moor and a very different view of the Worth Valley. READ MORE >>

Joint Ticketing with Bronte Parsonage

Buy a Rover ticket on the railway and receive a £2 discount off your entry to the Bronte Parsonage Museum. Alternatively if you start at the Bronte Parsonage Museum you can purchase a full price ticket and then receive a £2 discount off your Rover ticket. READ MORE >>

Vintage Train Sundays

2016 will once again see the Railway offering passengers the chance to travel as our forebears did 100 years ago with our Vintage Train service that will be operating on seven Sundays during the warmer summer months. READ MORE >>

Along the line

FIND TIME TO STOP AT INGROW…

…. where Ingrow West Station and Yard have been transformed into RAIL STORY – a collaborative plan between the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, the Vintage Carriages Trust and the Bahamas Locomotive Society to develop the site progressively giving visitors greater opportunities to learn about and understand about the preservation and conservation of our railway heritage. RAIL STORY is open every day throughout the year, except Christmas Day, from 11.00 to 16.00.

The largest of the two museums is the Museum of Rail Travel which has a display of beautifully restored railway coaches from an era gone by. All the coaches are accessible with video presentations describing the travelling experience you would have had if going by train all those years ago.

The old goods shed at Ingrow is now the home of the Bahamas Locomotive Society who have established Ingrow Loco. Here you will find locomotives, displays, exhibits, and archive film which combine to create a story of the steam locomotive and the people involved in their manufacture, operation and maintenance. This museum is open weekends and selected days in summer.

The Keighley & Worth Valley is unique in that most of our trains convey a real-ale buffet car, serving real-ale from traditional hand pumps. The buffet car also serves tea, coffee and a selection of soft drinks & snacks – but it’s the real-ale that is the real treat for our passengers.

The Railway mainly uses local breweries, but we have often have specialist craft ales from breweries further afield. There can be up to three separate real-ales on board – we usually try to at least have two!

If you are in the area when trains are not running, or you need a snack to start your day during train running days, then the staff at the Oxenhope Buffet, situated on the platform in a Mark1 buffet carriage, will be happy to serve you with a nice hot bacon or sausage butty to get you off to a fine start to the day. So fill up your tenders and replenish your tanks with a good hearty roll and a hot drink to make sure your day gets off to a good start.

Or when you are ready for lunch, drop by to top up your reserves with some good honest Yorkshire pie and peas, washed down by a bottle of pop or hot drink or, if trains are running, something from the on-board bar where hand pulled real ale is served all day on selected trains.

Jubilee Bar – a venue with a difference

Do you have that special occasion coming up, be it a special birthday, engagement party, retirement or even looking for somewhere to hold your corporate event? The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway may well just have what you’re looking for and with something a little bit different from your normal venue.

Built as a standard Mark1 Open Corridor coach, the coach has been converted into a bar car, painted in mock-Pullman livery to complement the Pullman carriages and fitted with an authentic bar salvaged from a public house in Leeds. Named ‘The Jubilee Bar’ to commemorate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, this coach is perfect for a party requiring their own private bar.

Food & Drink on the KWVR

Haworth Haddock
Traditional Fish & Chips, returning for 2016

The Keighley Korma
Curry on board from a leading local restauarant, new for 2016

Afternoon English & Cream Teas
On board our Pullman cars or on board our summer service trains

Beer & Music Festival
Four days of tickling the real ale drinkers’, cider lovers’ and wine connoisseurs’ taste buds

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