Flying Scotsman on the KWVR

The world’s most famous steam locomotive, ‘Flying Scotsman, has been travelling the country for the last year, drawing thousands of admiring glances having returned to action after a long and protracted overhaul. Now it is time for the people of West Yorkshire to witness this magnificent locomotive.

The world’s most famous steam locomotive ‘Flying Scotsman’ is to make an appearance at the Keighley and Worth Valley from the 1st April until 9th April 2017.

The locomotive (seen here passing through Keighley and on the Severn Valley Railway) will be on loan courtesy of the National Railway Museum and will join the KWVR fleet for nine days.60103-1610181-ii

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April.

“Flying Scotsman Experience”

‘Flying Scotsman’ will be on display at Ingrow on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April where you can come and enjoy the ‘Flying Scotsman Experience’.

The “Flying Scotsman Experience” allows access to the locomotive itself and includes a 15 minute interpretive talk about the loco followed by a walk through the cab and, if you so wish, the tender, following in the footsteps of generations of enginemen who passed through on their journey at speed from Kings Cross to Edinburgh.

Tickets for the “Experience” are for specific time slots at 20 minute intervals between 09.00 and 17.40. Tickets include a Railway’s Rover ticket, entrance to the Ingrow site (Museum voucher) and the ‘Flying Scotsman’ Experience (Experience voucher).

The whole Experience will last up to 40 minutes and you must ensure you arrive at the Ingrow event site in time for the start of your Experience. Please note that if you turn up late you may not be able to join the Experience part way through, or join a later Experience as spaces on the talks and cab visits are limited.


Please note that the “Flying Scotsman Experience” is not suitable for people with reduced mobility or wheelchair users due to steep steps from ground level to the footplate.

Price includes:

♦  Railway’s Rover ticket (enjoy travel to and from Ingrow Station and along the Worth Valley branch throughout the day)
♦  Entrance to the Ingrow site including Ingrow Loco Museum and Museum of Rail Travel (Museum voucher)
♦  ‘Flying Scotsman Experience’ (Experience voucher).

Ticket prices (available on-line):
Adult Experience: £30
Concession Experience: £27
Child Experience: £20
Small Family 1 Adult + 1 Child Experience: £45.00.

Member / Local Adult Experience: £27
Member / Local Concession Experience: £25
Member / Local Child Experience: £18.50

On purchase, the purchaser will receive a booking reference number. On the day of the visit, the reference number is to be presented to the booking clerk at any station who will print out the appropriate tickets. Members / Local Residents will need to bring their valid membership card / residents card in order to collect the tickets. Do not lose your reference number as this is essential for getting your tickets on the day. 

“Viewing Flying Scotsman”

Flying Scotsman will be in steam and on display at Ingrow West between 09.00 and 18.00. Entry to Ingrow yard will require a special day ticket to be purchased and will include unlimited travel on our steam trains between Oxenhope and Keighley.

Tickets for travel should be purchased on the day and will include viewing the locomotive from the public area and entry to the Rail Story Museums. Passenger services behind our own steam locomotives will operate every hour from 08.30 – 18.30.

Please note advance booking is NOT necessary to come and see Flying Scotsman whilst on static display at Ingrow..

Tickets for travel and entry to the Ingrow West site on the day will be as follows:

  • £20 Adults.
  • £17 concessions (Senior citizens, and KWVRPS Members).
  • £10 children 5-15.

There will be a bar on site in the yard serving hot and cold drinks as well as alcoholic beverages and refreshments will be available on both days.


Ingrow Station and the Ingrow Yard area will only be accessible to pedestrians or by taking a train from one of the other KWVR Stations and alighting at Ingrow West. The car park will be closed on both these days.

Car Parking

Visitors, not arriving on the Railway at Keighley, are advised to either park at Oxenhope, where there is free parking in the station area and an overflow car park a short walk away, or we are operating a free park and ride scheme at Penistone Hill to Oxenhope which will be clearly signed, just follow the AA signs that will be in place over the weekend.

Settle & Carlisle Re-opening Special

All tickets for the Charter have now been sold. We are sorry if you have missed the train but you can still experience the magic of ‘Flying Scotsman’ at Ingrow West station on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April.

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is delighted to announce the running of a commemorative railtour from Oxenhope to Carlisle behind ‘Flying Scotsman’, in conjunction with Northern, Network Rail and Friends of the Settle & Carlisle. The train, which will be operated by West Coast Railways, will form part of the re-opening celebrations of the Settle & Carlisle line which is scheduled to re-open on this day.

The history of the Settle & Carlisle line is well documented and is, arguably the most scenic inland railway route in Britain. However in February 2016, after a 500,000 tonne landslip at Eden Brows, north of Armathwaite, the ground beneath the tracks slipped 5ft below its normal level and the railway was closed north of Appleby. Sitting over 240 feet above the River Eden, re-instatement of the subsided section was to be the subject of a £23 million engineering marathon involving the building an enormous concrete and steel structure that will sit beneath the railway and driving high-strength piles into the bedrock of the Eden Gorge.

This immense feat of modern railway engineering is due for completion by the end of March and the KWVR special from Oxenhope to Carlisle and return will be one of the first trains to traverse the closed section and will represent a fitting way to pay tribute to the work of our railway engineers and the re-opening of this special line.

Railtour information

  • Tickets price: £220 per person.
  • Tickets are NOW sold out.
  • Pick up stations:  Oxenhope, Haworth, Keighley or Skipton.
  • Departure times: Approx. 08:30 from Oxenhope, exact times will be announced nearer the time.
  • Tickets include: Complimentary offering of refreshments:
    Outward journey a light lunch of sandwiches crisps and snacks will be served
    Return journey a cream tea.
    Complimentary red or white wine and soft juices will also be served throughout.
    In addition to this complimentary service, a full bar service including real ale and hot drinks will be available on board.
  • Real ale bar and hot drinks will be available to purchase on board.
  • Approximately three hours in Carlisle.
  • Return timings:  To be confirmed nearer the time but will be early evening.

All tickets for the Charter have now been sold. We are sorry if you have missed the train but you can still experience the magic of ‘Flying Scotsman’ at Ingrow West station on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April.

Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th April inclusive


Please note:

All tickets must be purchased in advance and are only valid on the date and time shown on the ticket.
Travel on the other steam train on the same day is unlimited, times for which will be available well in advance of the event.
It is important you allow ample time to get the railway including parking, aiming to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your booked departure time.