Dining on the KWVR in 2016

Haworth Haddock
Traditional Fish & Chips, returning for 2016

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

Afternoon English 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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2016 Winter Steam Gala 26th - 28th February

As an antidote to those cold Winter days (assuming the temperatures get colder and a real Winter arrives), 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 at the Winter Steam Gala. Join us for our big, noisy, three day festival of steam.

This year the Railway may see the return home after overhaul of Class 5MT 4-6-0 45212. However, in case the overhaul is not completed in time, Ian Riley will be supplying one of his own ‘Black 5’s’ in the shape of 44871 or 45407, the former being the most likely. 62005, sadly, is now unable to attend.

Children can get up close to rare locomotives, experiencing a slice of history, and jump on board a carriage for a journey through time!

A great day out for all the family, with something for everyone.

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.

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.

Footplate Experience

In days past, if you were not employed on the railways,  you could only dream of being an engine driver. But in the preservation era that has all changed.

Come and fire and drive a steam locomotive for the day under the supervision of our experienced drivers and firemen!

Our 2016 Footplate Experiences are selling out fast. Enjoy a day on the railway with four friends and receive a full years membership included in the price.

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