Santa Steam Specials

Summer’s looks to be on it’s way out, rain has caused the fields to turn green again, the reservoirs are slowly filling up and to add to that the children will soon be back to school.

If you haven’t done so already, now is the time for your thoughts to turn to booking your children’s and grandchildren’s place on one of our Santa Specials – the original and the best!

On-line booking is open and the trains are booking up fast, so make sure you reserve your places on the day and train you want, don’t hesitate, go to our On-Line Booking service NOW!

Latest news

Commercial Manager

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway celebrated 50 years of running heritage passenger services this year. Over time the railway has evolved into a visitor attraction that is highly regarded and an asset to the local area. Recent initiatives have proven successful in attracting a new audience from that traditionally targeted and which we would like explore further.

There is an opportunity to join our evolving business as the Commercial Manager. We are looking for someone with proven experience in marketing strategy, managing commercial activities, organising events and preferably working with a charitable and volunteer led organisation.

Beer & Music Festival

This popular event is returning in October 2018 and we will again be tickling the taste buds with approximately 160 beers (mostly real ales) from all over the country to choose from. Cider and wine drinkers will also be able to have their thirst quenched with a wonderful selection of fine wines and ciders. We will also have a selection of artisan gin available at Oxenhope and a ‘Cocktail & Gin Shack’ available at Ingrow. Add in Music in the Exhibition Hall at Oxenhope and in the marquee at Ingrow and the stage is set for another excellent Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Beer and Music Festival.

You can now buy your tickets in advance and save 10% by booking online before the 30th September.

Jubilee Bar - Private Hire. the venue with a difference for a celebration your guests will remember for ever!

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 – the Jubilee Bar Car.

We can arrange for the Bar to be attached to any service train, subject to availability, and it will be yours for your exclusive use. We will also, if required, provide catering to make that special day complete.

 

Bradford Railways in Colour, Volume 2

Now available from Haworth Shop.

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.

Almost 50 years ago the Railway was saved from obscurity by a relatively small group of very dedicated railway supporters.

From these small beginnings an extremely large and varied volunteer family has grown to operate and manage this leading preserved Railway. We are very proud of every single person who volunteers their time to keep this Railway where it is today. Whether it is driving a train or selling a visitor a ticket, without them our railway simply would not exist.

We are always looking to recruit more volunteers in every department. If you fancy giving it a go, just follow the link below for more information.

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