Train Timetable

2016 Footplate Rides

On selected dates 22nd August - 9th September

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.

Full Line Footplate Rides

Come along and experience the footplate, as you ride on board one of our magnificent steam locomotives hauling a passenger service through the beautiful Bronte countryside. Your experience will start at Haworth where you will commence on your two hour round trip. You will ride the footplate with our expert and highly experienced engine crews who will be happy to answer any questions you have.

You can invite up to three guests who will have free travel throughout out the day on our services and after your footplate experience you can all relax in our restaurant car and enjoy a complimentary cream tea.

Total cost for the day £150


Daily, Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August
Daily, Tuesday 30th August – Friday 2nd September
Daily, Monday 5th – Friday 9th September

To reserve your place call the Haworth Office between 09.30 and 16.30 on 01535 645214. But hurry, with only one opportunity per day, places will soon fill up.


Your day will start with a welcome on arrival at Haworth by your host for the day at 12.00, ready to board the 12.33 to Oxenhope.  Following an exhilarating climb up the Worth Valley when the locomotive will be working hard against the gradient, your day concludes back at Haworth at 14.30.

The footplate can be a dangerous place so there are a few rules that we ask all participants to follow.

♦ Be aged over 16 years.
♦ Be reasonably fit and in good health – fit enough to climb on and off the locomotive from ground level unaided.
♦ The footplate can be a dusty environment, wear suitable clothing and sturdy shoes/boots, overalls will be provided to go over your clothing
♦ The driver is in charge of the locomotive at all times and the participant must comply with any instruction issued by any member of the footplate crew immediately.

Please note that the KWVR reserves the right to cancel a Footplate Ride at short notice.