Guided Tours of Haworth Locomotive Workshops

What goes on behind the closed doors of our famous Haworth Motive Power Depot? See for yourself on one of our guided tours of the Depot and Haworth yard.

Enjoy a Visit to the Engine Sheds at Haworth – opportunities throughout 2019

Encounter the excitement and nostalgia of the Loco works, with it’s exclusive sounds and smells, get up close to our fleet of Steam and Diesel locomotives with knowledgeable commentary from your experienced guide

Any, or all, of the current stock may be seen including : Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241, resplendent in its reopening day, Crimson Lake livery, Standard 2 78022 (the latest locomotive to enter traffic), Standard 4 75078, S160 5820, 4F 43924, and Taff Vale 0-6-2T no. 85 from the operating fleet and WD 2-8-0 90733 and Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 0-6-0 no. 957, ‘Green Dragon’ in ‘The Railway Children’, undergoing restoration and maybe more.

Tours of our famous Haworth Motive Power Depot

These fascinating, behind the scenes, tours start from the Booking Hall at Haworth Station and will last for approximately 45 minutes. The tour involves walking on uneven and slippery surfaces, and includes steps. For this reason, it is not suitable for those with mobility problems. Regretfully open toed shoes are not permitted. Tours are limited to 16 persons. Access to the sheds is only permitted for authorised groups who must remain together at all times.

Please be aware that because this is both a hazardous and a working environment and children under 16, therefore, MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult. Due to yard restrictions and operating requirements tours may have to be curtailed or cancelled without notice.

Group Bookings

We can also arrange for groups of 10+ persons to visit the shed by request to the office, email: with all your details, numbers, day of visit etc and, subject to availability of the guides and of access, we will try to accommodate your request.

2019 Tour Dates

Sundays 13.00: 14th & 28th April
Wednesday 12.00: 3rd April
Wednesdays 13.00: 10th, 17th & 24th April

Sundays 13.00: 12th & 19th May
Wednesday 12.30: 1st, 8th & 22nd May
Wednesday 13.00: 29th May
Thursday 13.00: 30th May

Wednesdays 13.00: 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th June
Thursdays 13.00: 20th & 27th June
Friday 13.00: 7th June

Wednesdays 13.00: 3rd, 24th & 31st July

Wednesdays 13.00: 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th August
Thursdays 13.00: 1st, 8th, 22nd & 29th August

Wednesday 13.00: 4th September
Thursday 13.00: 5th September

Sundays 13.00: 6th & 13th October
Wednesdays 12.15: 2nd, 9th & 16th October
Wednesdays 13.00: 23rd & 30th October
Thursday 14.00: 17th October

Further dates and times for 2019 may become available when the guide timetables are confirmed.

There is no charge, but we do ask guests to consider making a Gift Aided donation to the KWVR Charity (no 1136853). Although the restoration of Ivatt Tank 41241 is complete, all donations will go towards the funding of this KWVR iconic locomotive’s overhaul.