Whilst some heritage railways close during the Winter after the Christmas festivities are over, here at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway we run steam and diesel railcar services every weekend throughout the winter months, come rain or shine, come snow, frost and cold winter rains.
In fact when we have had snow in the Valley and the sun comes out in cloudless skies, some would argue that there is no better time to travel by a steam locomotive between Keighley & Oxenhope, with plumes of white steam drifting across the Valley as your train tackles the climb to Oxenhope.
In 2019 the Saturday Green timetable starts with a diesel departure from Haworth to Keighley at 09.00 with the first steam service at 10.15 from Oxenhope. There are 7 round trips in total with the last one returning from Keighley at 17.15 after darkness has fallen, with the light of the locomotive’s fire reflecting from the steam exhaust.
On Sunday, the Winter Blue Timetable with the first service of the day steam hauled from Oxenhope. A second service operates with one of our diesel railcars offering a two train service throughout the day.