Easter on the Railway

Full steam ahead for the Easter holiday period.

Throughout the Easter period the Railway will be operating steam trains every day.

In addition during the holiday, 30th & 31st March and 1st, 2nd & 7th – 10th April, a vintage bus service, possibly open-top in good weather, will be operating between Haworth, Oxenhope and Ingrow. Check out the ORANGE timetable for times of both trains and buses.

Make the most of your day by buying a Green Day Rover Ticket or Family Rover ticket which gives you the train ride and the tour of the area on the vintage bus plus free entry to the Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow. Great value for a full day’s outing for you and your family in the Worth Valley.

Unfortunately, we are sorry to have to advise that the advertised Easter Egg hunt has had to be cancelled.

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In the May 2015 half term holiday, the Railway will have a special visitor. Following the success of the Studiocanal feature film PADDINGTON™, the world famous bear from Peru will be making a guest appearance on Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th May 2015.

Paddington will be making personal appearances at intervals both at Keighley and Oxenhope throughout each day. In addition there will be children’s activities at Ingrow West Station.

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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 wide selection of soft drinks & sandwiches – but it’s the real-ale that is the real treat for our passengers.

We publish every week in our News section, the guest ales that are on offer from the buffet car.

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.

No visit to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway would be complete without stopping of at the 2 museums at Ingrow (West).

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 museum is open every day throughout the year, except Christmas Day, from 11.00 to 16.00.

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.

Haworth Station Sop is open every day except Christmas Day. When trains are running the Shop opens at 10.00 and at all other times we are open 11.00 – 4.00.

The shop has an excellent selection of Books, Magazines, DVDs, CDs, Children’s Toys and Model Railway Equipment. Throughout the year, there is something here for everybody of whatever age.


2015 Dining Trains

Elegance, Quality and Style. . . …a journey aboard the ‘White Rose Pullman’

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion or you just simply want to treat yourself, our ‘White Rose Pullman’ Lunch train or Afternoon Tea Train offers a unique and unforgettable experience that you can enjoy with family and friends.

Take your seats, sit back and relax in your sumptuous surroundings as you experience a leisurely steam hauled journey, with stunning Bronte Country scenery slipping past your picture window, whilst enjoying a fabulous, freshly prepared meal or afternoon tea.

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