Santa Steam Specials

Summer’s here, the earth has been scorched by the beating rays of the sun, the reservoirs are getting low and there’s little sign of it cooling down any day soon. To add to that the children are, or soon will be, off school for 6 weeks.

Yes, it is that time of year when your thoughts 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 now open. The trains will book up fast, so to make sure you reserve your places on the day and train you want, don’t hesitate, go to our On-Line Booking service NOW!

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'Worth Knowing'

‘Worth Knowing’ is the e-Newsletter of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, bringing subscribers the latest news of events that will be taking place in the near future on the KWVR.

Every month, or on occasions when we wish to bring something special to your attention, we send out an e-Newsletter, ‘Worth Knowing’, giving up-to-date information on up and coming events and links to items on the website that may be of interest. By subscribing to the newsletter you will hear at first hand when new events are announced or details of old favourites, like Santa Steam Specials, are announced, so you can be one of the first in the queue to book the day and time of your choosing.

Summer Cream Teas

What could be nicer, than travelling through the beautiful Bronté countryside on a sunny Spring or Summer afternoon, whilst nibbling on a home made scone, jam and clotted cream and sipping a perfect cup of English tea (or coffee), served in finest china cups.

Advance Booking is not required just board the train at any of our stations for a full round trip on the Railway or why not purchase a Day Rover giving you perfect flexibility to travel as many times as you like and leave and board the train at your leisure.

Jubilee Bar - Private Hire

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.

 

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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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