Introduced in 2015, the Railway operates diesel locomotive hauled trains, as well as steam hauled services on selected Saturdays. For the last 2 years, this has proven very popular and the Railway is pleased to repeat the exercise for this year, big diesel haulage ALL DAY on a the last Saturday of the month, April through to September.
This year the Diesel Saturdays are Diesel and Ale Days, sponsored by local breweries, on the lead up to, and after, our big Steam and Ale Trail event on 10th and 11th June. Join us on these days when there will be a Diesel Hauled service ALL DAY in addition to our usual steam hauled service and all featuring sponsorship by a local real ale brewery.
The diesel hauled train on 29th July, is sponsored by Keighley based ‘Wishbone Brewery’.
Be sure to make a note in your diary, these events are not to be missed. Join us to support local breweries and celebrate the build up to our exciting Ale Trail event!
The complete calendar, sponsor brewery and, subject to availability, the rostered mainline diesel locomotive when we will be running diesel locomotive hauled trains ALL DAY is as follows:
29th April – Nomadic Brewery, Leeds – 37 075
27th May – Bingley Brewery, Wilsden – 25 059
24th June – Old Spot Brewery, Cullingworth – 25 059
29th July – Wishbone Brewery, Keighley – 20 031
26th August – Salamander Brewery, Bradford – 37 075
30th September – Sunbeam Brewery, Leeds – 20 031
In addition we have introduced a Sulzer & Ale Day on the 5th August, in association with Goose Eye Brewery of Keighley, to celebrate the official re-launch into traffic of Class 25 no. 25 059. The celebration train will run into the evening with a local band playing and food served at Keighley. For full details >>>>
This service operates in addition to the steam train service. Starting at 09.00 from Oxenhope, the train offers 6 round trips of the line, finishing back at Oxenhope at 17.25.
Subject to availability, a real-ale buffet car will also be provided on the steam train service also.
In addition, normal fares will be charged and therefore an all-day Rover ticket costing only £16 is excellent value for a full day behind either or both, steam and heritage diesel locomotives.