Guided Tours of Haworth Locomotive Workshops

What goes on behind the closed doors of our famous Haworth Motive Power Depot? See for yourself on one of our guided tours of the Depot and Haworth yard.

Enjoy a Visit to the Engine Sheds at Haworth

Encounter the excitement and nostalgia of the Loco works, with it’s exclusive sounds and smells, get up close to our fleet of Steam and Diesel locomotives with knowledgeable commentary from your experienced guide

Any, or all, of the current stock may be seen including : Standard 4 75078, S160 5820, 4F 43924, and Taff Vale 0-6-2T no. 85 from the operating fleet and Standard 2 78022, Ivatt 41241, and Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 0-6-0 no. 957, ‘Green Dragon’ in ‘The Railway Children’, undergoing restoration and maybe more.

Tours of our famous Haworth Motive Power Depot

These fascinating, behind the scenes, tours start from the Booking Hall at Haworth Station and will last for approximately 45 minutes. The tour involves walking on uneven and slippery surfaces, and includes steps. For this reason, it is not suitable for those with mobility problems. Regretfully open toed shoes are not permitted. Tours are limited to 16 persons. Access to the sheds is only permitted for authorised groups who must remain together at all times.

Please be aware that because this is both a hazardous and a working environment and children under 16, therefore, MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult. Due to yard restrictions and operating requirements tours may have to be curtailed or cancelled without notice.

2018 Tour Dates

Sundays 13.00: 10th, 17th & 24th June and 1st & 8th July
Monday 14.00: 4th June
Thursdays 14.00: 31st May, 7th, 21st & 28th June and 5th July

Further tours will be arranged after these dates once the guide timetable is confirmed, around one month at a time

5oth Anniversary Gala – Behind the Scenes Tours and a Summer’s Evening Stroll

The KWVR is well known for its behind the scenes guided tours, delivered by knowledgeable witty guides who tell it like it is. For the anniversary week we are not only offering the usual tours of the Locomotive Shed and Workshops at Haworth but also a chance to look at the Carriage Shed, Workshops and the Exhibition Shed at Oxenhope.

Tour Times:


  • 24th June – 11.40, 13.00 and 15.30
  • 25th, 26th & 27th June – 12.20 and 15.50
  • 28th June – 14.00
  • 29th June – Sorry, no tours today as we are celebrating.
  • 30th June – 10.35, 12.10, 14.00 and 15.55


  • 24th June – 10.10 and 13.40
  • 25th, 26th & 27th June – 14.25

Click HERE for full details of the tours and also a railway stroll on Thursday evening 28th June.

There is no charge, but we do ask guests to consider making a Gift Aided donation to the KWVR Charity (no 1136853). As the restoration of Ivatt Tank 41241 nears completion, all donations will go towards the funding of this KWVR iconic locomotive’s overhaul.