KWVR Footplate Experience

The KWVR offers you the opportunity to drive a steam train on the famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and experience the thrill of being in control of a locomotive doing what it was designed to do, hard at work on the stiff gradients of the country’s only complete heritage branch line.

It is the perfect gift and a day out that you will never forget!

Latest news

Diesel & Mixed Traffic Gala


On Friday 3rd – Monday 6th May we will be holding a diesel and mixed traffic gala! The Event will take a different format to usual with the first two days seeing all services hauled by home and visiting Diesel Locomotives, many from around the country.

The Diesel Gala brings back memories of these heritage machines that worked right from the end of steam right up until recent memory – and in some cases continue to do so!

On the Sunday & Monday of our Event, our home fleet of Steam Locomotives will then come out to play for a mixed traffic theme. Find out more about our featuring locomotives on the gala web page.

Haworth Haddock

Haworth Haddock

Various dates throughout the year

The Haworth Haddock is a wonderful outing that combines a beautiful steam train journey with a delicious fish and chip dinner and a live band to create the perfect evening.

Your evening will start at Oxenhope Station where you will be greeted by one of our friendly volunteer stewards upon arrival to welcome you aboard. Shortly after leaving Oxenhope, our stewards will bring round fresh teacakes and condiments before we arrive at Keighley when Fish & Chips will be served at your seat, piping hot and delicious!

The train will then make a leisurely journey to Oxenhope, returning to Keighley so you can stretch your legs and have a boogie to some toe-tapping classics, played by one of our excellent bands, the perfect end to your evening.

Sparkle & Steam

Selected dates in March, April & May
A fabulous journey through the Bronte country in the beautiful Jubilee carriage whilst enjoying a premium prosecco-tasting experience accompanied with a delightful afternoon tea.

Haworth Shed Tours

Various dates throughout the year
Get a behind the scenes look at Haworth Shed where we repair, restore and house our locomotives!

Diesel & Mixed Traffic Gala

3rd - 6th May 2019
The Diesel & Mixed Traffic Gala encompasses 2 different eras providing a look back, reminiscent of a time when diesels and steam worked side by side on the national network.

Summer Employment

Opportunities right across the Railway
Are you looking for something to keep you busy this Summer? We have now opened our Summer Employment applications! We have over 10 job roles available from Booking Clerk to Crossing Keeper and much more!

Ticket Prices

A day out at KWVR!
Wanting to spend a day out at KWVR? Find out more about our ticket prices or even book in advance!

Diesel & Ale Days

A diesel lovers perfect day out!
Diesel & Ale days return for 2019! On selected Saturdays throughout April to October, we will be running a diesel service where we will be joined by a local brewery to serve you the finest of ales throughout the day!

The Gin Express

One-of-a-kind Gin Tasting Experience
A gin tasting experience with a difference! Enjoy tasting and learning about a variety of delicious gins whilst seated inside luxurious Pullman Carriages travelling through the Bronte countryside...

Princesses & Superheroes!

29th & 30th May 2019
On Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th May we have 3 beautiful princesses and 3 fantastic superheroes coming to visit us here at KWVR. There will be someone for everyone - Moana, Belle and Elsa from Moana, Beauty & The Beast and Frozen and the heroic Spiderman, Batman and Captain America!

Scotch Flyer

23rd March 2019
Experience whisky tasting like never before aboard the Scotch Flyer! Enjoy 4 different varieties of Glenfiddich whisky served and presented by the Wright Wine Company onboard a heritage steam train, inside a luxurious Pullman carriage. Learn all that you need to know about your whisky from the history to mashing and fermentation, this really is the perfect event for any whisky lover.

Jubilee Bar - Private Hire. the venue with a difference for a celebration your guests will remember for ever!

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.


Trackside Talks, Learning Coach, Ingrow

A series of railway talks of local and national interest, January – March

Join in with #KWVR