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Welcome to an open air steam adventure! Step back in time on The Railway Children’s Railway in the heart of Brontë Country and enjoy a steam filled action-packed day out for all the family!

Steam and diesel trains run EVERY weekend throughout the year and also daily in summer and school holidays.

With two award-winning Museums, platform buffets, picnic areas and an Exhibition Shed – it’s the perfect family day out – come rain or shine!

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2015 Railway Experiences

Throughout 2015, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway offers experiences for everyone regardless of age or gender. Or maybe it is a gift you are looking for. Here are 4 ideas for the person or persons who will appreciate some time on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Lunchtime Pullman Dining
On selected Sundays throughout 2015 a journey aboard the ‘White Rose Pullman’ dining train offers a unique and unforgettable dining experience.

Pullman Afternoon Teas
In the tradition of the finest British afternoon teas, new for 2015, the Railway is pleased to invite guests on board our prestigious Pullman train for Afternoon Tea served by our attentive, liveried staff.

Haworth Haddock
For someone looking for something less formal join us on selected Saturdays for a superb Fish and Chips supper and a drink in the Award winning real ale buffet car. Then dance the evening away to live entertainment on Keighley station.

Footplate Experience
But, if it is fulfilment of a lifelong dream that is to be the gift this Christmas, then a day spent on the footplate of one of our steam locomotives, firing and driving under the supervision of our trained staff, may be just the gift you are looking for.

Trains & The Railway

Over 30 steam and diesel  locomotives are based at the KWVR. Most can be seen by visitors, but some are housed away from public view whilst under restoration for future use. In addition the railway has a large fleet of carriages for daily use and a selection of wagons from a bygone era. The Railway maintains a fleet of about 5 or 6 ‘working’ steam locomotives, with a rolling programme of maintenance and overhauls for another 4 or 5 engines so that we can keep a steady fleet of working engines. whilst others are stored at Oxenhope in our Exhibition Hall.

At Ingrow the award-winning Museum of Rail Travel has a superb collection of historic vehicles and in addition, the Bahamas Locomotive Society have their base in the old Midland Railway goods shed where the excellent Ingrow Loco Museum is housed.

The Railway maintains a fleet of about 5 or 6 ‘working’ steam locomotives, with a rolling programme of maintenance and overhauls for another 4 or 5 engines so that we can keep a steady fleet of working engines.

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Producers have found that the  Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a wonderful location for Film and TV productions offering a range of locations in a compact 5 mile railway line. The most famous film is the perennial family favourite The Railway Children which has become a symbol of the Railway and which attracts visitors every year to see where the children acted out their railway adventure.

The steep gradient up the Worth Valley has been a challenge for locomotives ever since the line opened on 15th April 1867. The five mile journey is a powerful reminder of our industrial heritage, as well as being a unique way of enjoying the beautiful countryside immortalised by Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë.

When British Railways closed the line in 1962, local people and railway enthusiasts joined forces to try and save it. A Preservation Society was formed and after many years of volunteer struggle the line re-opened to passenger traffic on 29th June 1968.

Oxenhope Buffet

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.

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