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Full Line Footplate Rides

Posted: 22 August 2016

We have an exciting new opportunity for all the steam enthusiasts out there – a Footplate Ride on a Steam Engine for a full round trip of the branch.

Locomotive Roster for Bank Holiday Weekend 27th – 29th August and all next week to Friday 2nd September 2016

Posted: 22 August 2016

This weekend sees the penultimate big diesel Saturday when 20 031 will be at the head of 4 coaches all day. The steam service has 90733 on all 3 days of the Bank Holiday being joined by 75078 Sunday - Friday for the last week of the Orange timetable for this year.

Radio Leeds and Swallows & Amazons

Posted: 19 August 2016

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway will feature in the new film version of Swallows and Amazons which is released today, an adaptation of Arthur Ransome's children's book based in the 1930s. Radio Leeds' Tracy Gee was at Oxenhope Station to record reaction to the event and interview our very own film maestro, Roger France.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 20th & 21st August and all next week to Friday 26th August 2016

Posted: 17 August 2016

Sunday 21st August is the last chance of 2016 to ride on the Vintage Train, once again being hauled by TVR 0-6-2T no. 85 with Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T 1704 'Nunlow' on the Keighley - Ingrow shuttle. The weekend service will be in the hands of 90733 and the weekday services will be hauled by 43924

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 13th & 14th August and all next week to Friday 19th August 2016

Posted: 11 August 2016

75078 returns this weekend and continues through to Friday 19th. 43924 joins 75078 on Sunday with D0226 providing the early morning diesel service.

Locomotive Roster for Weekend 6th & 7th August and all next week to Friday 12th August 2016

Posted: 3 August 2016

90733 continues on duty through to Sunday when it will be joined by 85, on Oxenhope - Keighley all-line Vintage Train, and 1054 on the Keighley - Ingrow shuttle. This week the weekday steam services will be in the capable hands of 43924.

Swallows and Amazons

Posted: 1 August 2016

With scenes shot on the KWVR, the 19th August is the date set for the release of this year's children's blockbuster film of SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS.

Fair Trade Award for Haworth

Posted: 1 August 2016

Held in the last week of February, first of March, Fair Trade Fortnight showcases Fair Trade foods and the Railway were delighted to help with the running of a FairTrain in support of Haworth village, the first Fair Trade village in the world

Locomotive Roster Week 1st – 4th September and weekend 5th & 6th September 2015

Posted: 31 August 2015

Standard Class 4MT 75078 will be at the head of the steam service Tuesday through to Sunday, being joined on Sunday by 5820.

USA Tank 30072 for 50th Anniversary Special?

Posted: 25 August 2015

USA 0-6-0T 30072 (aka 72) wrote herself into KWVR folklore when, along with 41241, the locomotive hauled the Re-opening Special in 1968. However the locomotive is now leaving the Railway for a planned overhaul at Preston, crossed this will be completed in time for the re-opening re-enactment in June 2018 to celebrate 50 years of of the KWVR.

Locomotive Roster Week 24th – 28th August and weekend 29th – 31st August 2015

Posted: 23 August 2015

43924 will be at the head of the weekday service. 90733 will operate for the 3 days of the Bank Holiday with 75078 joining in the fun on Sunday and Monday.

It’s a Ten from Len!

Posted: 17 August 2015

It is not everyday that TV stars appear on the Railway, but Thursday 13th August saw two very popular celebrities on the railway to film an episode of 'Holiday of my Lifetime'.

Locomotive Roster Weekday 17th – 21st August & weekend 22nd – 23rd August

Posted: 16 August 2015

It is the last weekend of the Vintage Train service next Sunday when 1054 will once again be at the head of the vintage collection of carriages. During the week 75078 returns and 5820 will be heading the main service set over the weekend.

Nostalgic return for ‘Yanks’ driver

Posted: 15 August 2015

90th birthday celebration reunification for driver in 1970s cinema blockbuster.

Haworth Haddock & Manorlands Hospice

Posted: 10 August 2015

It's Haworth Haddock night on the KWVR this weekend. The previous 'Haddock' raised £1,280 for Manorlands Hospice, a charity close to the hearts of everyone at the KWVR.

Locomotive Roster Week 10th – 14th August and weekend 15th & 16th August 2015

Posted: 10 August 2015

43924 is back in action this week, with 90733 operating Saturday and Sunday, to be joined by 1054 on the Vintage Train.

2015 Santa Steam Specials

Posted: 9 August 2015

If it's Summer, then it must be time to think of Christmas and Santa's visit to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Our on-line Santa Specials booking service is now open for business!

2015 Autumn Steam Spectacular – Update

Posted: 6 August 2015

Due to unforeseen difficulties with road access to the Railway, the appearance of 31806 and 34053 has had to be cancelled. Currently the event will consist of the home fleet although strenuous efforts are being made to secure a visiting locomotive that can arrive by rail.

Locomotive Roster 3rd August – 7th August and weekend 8th & 9th August 2015

Posted: 4 August 2015

Two steam, two mainline diesels and a diesel multiple unit provide a variety for this week and the weekend, 90733 on the weekday service, 5820 and 90733 at the weekend plus 20 031 and 37 075 and the Class 101 DMU.

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