Vintage Trains

Vintage Trains through the summer!

Step back in time on selected weekends.

On successive weekends in 2024, Vintage Trains will operate using a selection from our collection of historic older coaches, many of which date back to Victorian times and rarely see public use. These carriages form part of the Railway’s museum collection, including carriages from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust (L&YRT) and the Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT).


20th & 21st July
27th & 28th July
3rd & 4th August
10th & 11th August
17th & 18th August


85 Taff Vale Railway Class 02

Having originally been built for the Taff Vale Railway, 85 was sold by the Great Western Railway into colliery service in the North East before entering preservation by the KWVR in 1970.

Built for service in the Welsh Valleys north of Cardiff, no. 85 was deemed surplus to requirements at the time of the grouping in 1923 and was withdrawn by the Great Western Railway in 1927. In 1929, now numbered 426, it made the long journey north to the Durham coalfields, where it remained in service, as NCB no. 52, until 1968.

Salvation came in 1970 when 85 was bought by the KWVR and brought to Haworth for a new life on passenger services.

Built: 1899 Glasgow

52044 Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Class 25 ‘Ironclad’

As 52044 this engine became subject to one of the earliest private locomotive purchase schemes established in the country and was one of the earliest arrivals on the nascent KWVR.

Affectionately known as ‘The Green Dragon’ in ‘The Railway Children’ film, 957 was restored to working order at Haworth Yard and took its place in the delayed 50th-anniversary celebrations of The Railway Children in 2021.

Built: 1887 Beyer Peacock

Rolling Stock

The selection of historic carriage used during the Vintage Trains will be confirmed soon, but it is expected to include carriages from The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Trust and The Vintages Carriages Trust.



Day rover fares  (Book your tickets online three days in advance & save)

Children (5-15)£11.00£9.90
Children under 5FREEFREE
Family Offers
One Adult & One Child£27.50£24.75
Two Adults & Three Children£55.00£49.50
Local Resident Card Holder & Members£11.00N/A

Normal fares operate with standard discounts for local resident cardholders and members. If you live in Postcode areas BD20, BD21 or BD22,  you can take advantage of special reduced fares by having a Local Residents Railcard. Find out more information about how to apply on the website.

Car parks are available at five of the KWVR stations, and for the benefit of satellite navigation system users, the KWVR station addresses & postcodes are:

  • KEIGHLEY – Keighley Railway Station, Station Bridge, Keighley, BD21 4HP
  • INGROW – Ingrow Railway Station, South Street, Ingrow, Keighley, BD21 5AX
  • OAKWORTH – Oakworth Railway Station, Station Road, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 0DZ
  • HAWORTH – The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth, Keighley, BD22 8NJ
  • OXENHOPE – Oxenhope Railway Station, Station Road, Oxenhope, Keighley, BD22 9LB

You can find more information about getting the railway in the dedicated travel section.

The very nature of the vintage carriages fleet is that the coaches come from an age where access for disabled passengers was not a priority. Therefore, as the vehicles are restored to their original condition, those wishing to travel onboard our vintage train and have a disability may have difficulty boarding it.

In addition, those disabled passengers with wheelchairs or motorised ‘buggies’ should be aware that the nature of the coaches means there is nowhere to store either wheelchairs or ‘buggies’ on the train, except in the guard’s van. Please speak to a station staff member who may be able to assist.

The vintage coaches that make up the Vintage Train were built-in an age when children’s pushchairs and buggies were a thing of the future and, as the vehicles that make up the train are restored to their original condition, there is no provision, except in the guard’s van, on the train to store them whilst you enjoy your journey back in time. Please speak to a station staff member who may be able to assist.

Due to the age and delicate nature of the vintage carriages used on Vintage Train services, dogs are not able to travel in some carriages.

We recognise that these dogs provide valuable assistance for the sight-impaired and those with hearing loss, epilepsy, diabetes, physical mobility problems and more. Assistance Dogs are welcome on ALL KWVR trains, for which no charge is made.