Summer Vintage Bus Tours

Tours around the Worth Valley linking Oxenhope Station, Haworth Village and Haworth Station have become as much a part of the Summer scene as steam trains. Every Sunday in July and August, Vintage Bus Tours will operate between the 3 stops, the first bus departing Haworth at 11.25 giving 6 round trips in all.

Starting 13th July the Summer Orange timetable comes into operation for the weekday service when Vintage Bus Tours will operate throughout the week between Oxenhope, Haworth and Ingrow Stations.

 

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Service Disruption 15th - 17th July 2015

Wednesday 15th July – Trains will be unable to run between Ingrow and Keighley. Steam trains will operate between Oxenhope and Ingrow, with a vintage bus service running between Ingrow and Keighley stations.

Thursday 16th and Friday 17th July – No steam train services will be able to operate. A special vintage bus service will operate along the full length of the line instead of the train.

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway would like to apologise for any disappointment caused by these essential alterations. For safety and operational reasons we are unable to operate ordinary passenger trains on the section of line where filming is taking place.

Along the line

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.

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.

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.

Pullman Afternoon Tea

This August treat you and your loved ones to an afternoon of Elegance, Quality and Style in the best tradition of an English Afternoon Tea on 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’ Afternoon Tea Train offers a unique and unforgettable experience that you can enjoy with family and friends.

Dates of operation: Sundays 2nd, 9th and 30th August. There will be two sittings
Early afternoon tea-time (1st and 2nd departures from Oxenhope)
Late afternoon tea-time (3rd and 4th departures from Oxenhope)

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