Diesel & Ale Saturday

Having proved very popular since their Introduction in 2015, the Railway will once again be operating big diesel locomotive hauled trains ALL DAY on selected Saturdays, April through to October

Saturday 12th October

If you love diesel locomotives and ale, this is the perfect event for you. On each of these Saturdays, we will be running a diesel locomotive hauled service throughout the day where we will be joined onboard by a local brewery to serve you the finest ales as you travel through the Bronte countryside. This will run in addition to our normal steam hauled service and will also be replacing our normal Saturday morning diesel railcar services.

The brewery joining us onboard the diesel hauled service will be offering three of their cask ales for you to enjoy, all served from our traditional handpumps. Trains carrying the brewery bar will be the 1100, 1230, 1415, 1545 & 1715 from Oxenhope and the 1145, 1330, 1500 & 1630 from Keighley. A range of hot & cold drinks, bottled lagers, ciders, wines & snacks will also be available on board.

Diesel hauled services will also operate from Haworth to Keighley at 0900 and from Keighley to Oxenhope at 0930 & 1800, however, the brewery bar will not be available on these services.

A full bar service including cask ales will also be available on our steam hauled services.


Normal fares apply. Simply purchase your chosen ticket and come aboard. We would recommend a Day Rover Ticket for this event so that you have unlimited travel all day.

12th October

Diesel Locomotive : British Railways Type 1, Class 20 BO – BO Diesel Electric No. 20 031

Brewery : Vocation Brewery of Cragg Vale, near Hebden Bridge
The day’s beers will be

  • Bread & Butter (3.9%)
  • Chop & Change – Mosaic & Nelson (4.1%)
  • Heart & Soul (4.4%)