Flying Scotsman Experience

At Ingrow West Station on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April ‘Flying Scotsman’ will be on display and in steam in Ingrow Station Yard.

With tickets to ride behind ‘Flying Scotsman’ now sold out, the KWVR invite you to ‘The Flying Scotsman Experience’. For an additional charge you can enjoy an interpretive talk about this famous locomotive, climb on-board the cab and even walk down the corridor tender just as generations of enginemen did in days gone by between London and Edinburgh.

Tickets are only available in advance through our on-line booking system. So don’t delay book now!

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Winter Steam Gala - 3rd-5th March 2017

Join us for our big, noisy, three day festival of steam. Whether you’re a railway enthusiast or just looking for something a bit different to do – you’re sure to have a memorable day out with many locomotives in steam and operating at various times throughout the day.

Our Winter Steam Gala is returning for 2017, Friday 3rd March – Sunday 5th March. With the bridge difficulties well and truly behind us and a successful Autumn Steam Spectacular in October including two guest locomotives, ‘Battle of Britain’ class 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’ and Manor Class 7822 ‘Foxcote Manor’, we are delighted that once again we will be welcoming TWO visiting locomotives to the Railway – LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 61264, courtesy of the Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust, and LMS ‘Crab’ 2-6-0 13065, courtesy of the East Lancashire Railway.

In addition on Friday and Saturday morning, the fleet will be joined by two ‘Black 5s’ – our own 45212 and Ian Riley’s 45407, before they depart for a tour on the mainline.

Without a doubt, a Gala not to be missed!

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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.

Oxenhope - Carlisle Special

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is delighted to announce the running of a commemorative railtour from Oxenhope to Carlisle behind LNER Pacific 60103 (4472) ‘Flying Scotsman’, in conjunction with Northern, Network Rail and Friends of the Settle & Carlisle. The train, which will be operated by West Coast Railways, will form part of the re-opening celebrations of the Settle & Carlisle line which is scheduled to re-open on this day.

Tickets for this special train are NOW on sale.

 

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