The Railway greatfully accepts all forms of donations – with the aim of supporting the maintenance and protection of the structures, buildings, plant, locomotives, rolling stock and equipment of the Railway

As the Coronavirus takes a stronger hold, it was announced on Thursday, 19th March that until further notice there will be no passenger trains, shop or café facilities at the KWVR. We need your help in this difficult time for the Railway


2020 has been a challenging year so far. We’ve had to replace a 115 year old bridge at the cost of £150,000, have been hit by the worst flooding in years leaving us with a heavy repair bill, and now we are expecting further financial loss due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

On 19 March, increased measures put into place by the government meant that we had to close the railway to all but essential work.  Our volunteers are at the heart of our railway and their health and well-being as well as that of our passengers and staff is our top priority.

We are unsure how long the railway will be closed, but as a registered charity the cancellation of our passenger trains, events and the closure of our commercial outlets will hit us hard.

This appeal is the first in a possible series of fundraising initiatives we will be delivering. Please help support us through this difficult time by donating whatever you can. We will share more information on our other fundraising plans through our website and social media and directly to our members through the Push and Pull magazine.

Your donation will go towards keeping the railway afloat, and with your help we’ll be able to continue doing what we do best.

Thank you for all your support and donations.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Trust

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Trust is a registered charity, registered charity number 1032933, formed in 1995 as a means of raising capital sums for the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. The aim of the Trust is to support the maintenance and protection of the structures, buildings, plant, locomotives, rolling stock and equipment of the Railway.

But it’s not all about locomotives. Our infrastructure is over 150 years old and much needs replacing. Currently there is an appeal for £150,000 to replace Bridge 11 (below) at Ingrow. You can help with this specific appeal HERE.

The Trust continues to generate and collect funds according to current needs, and accepts bequests & donations.