Pullman Cars, Ann & Mary

Pullman trains offered more luxurious accommodation than ordinary mainline trains and customers were treated to an outstanding level of service on board. The immaculate Umber and Cream coloured carriages were a sight to behold and Pullman was the only way to travel, making it the perfect venue for your occasion.

The Pullman Legacy

The Pullman Car Company was formed in 1882 and named after the concept was pioneered in the United States by the American railroader George Pullman. The company entered into contracts with the railway companies to operate Pullman services over their lines.

The introduction of Pullman Cars to Great Britain heralded an era of luxury travel for railway passengers, epitomised by famous trains such as the ‘Golden Arrow’, ‘Tees Tyne Pullman’ and the ‘Brighton Belle’.

Pullman trains offered more luxurious accommodation than ordinary mainline trains and customers were treated to an outstanding level of service on board. The immaculate Umber and Cream coloured carriages were a sight to behold and Pullman was the only way to travel, making it the perfect venue for your occasion.

Pullman Cars 83 / Ann & 84 / Mary

The Railway has two 3rd Class Pullman cars that are used on special trains and occasions, emulating a style of opulent travel from an age gone by. Delivered new together in 1930 to the LNER as no.’s 83 and 84, on withdrawal the two went their separate ways, to eventually be re-united on the KWVR.

Whilst on the Railway they have been named ‘Ann’, in honour of founding father of the Railway, the late Bob Cryer, and his wife, President of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society, Ann Cryer and ‘Mary’, the wife of the late Bishop Eric Treacy and in whose memory the coach is named.

Additional Information

  • The cost of the carriage includes a Day Rover Ticket for all your guests, therefore no additional tickets need to be purchased.
  • Everyone in your group must commence and end their journey at the same station.
  • The cost of drinks is additional to the cost of the hire.
  • Each carriage seats up to 42 people
  • Price includes a full day hire during the allotted timetable.

Prices Start From…

Bookings are charged per day plus any catering requirements requested.

  • Weekends during off-peak periods: £1000
  • Weekends during peak periods: £1200
  • Weekdays: £800

Catering

Looking to add a catering option to your booking? We have a number of menu options available to suit your budget and preferences.

Please note that weekday bookings are only allocated on coloured dates on the timetable, dates marked in white are unavailable. Peak dates are those marked inside a yellow box on the time table attached here.

Absolutely everything went well. The overall atmosphere of the day was brilliant!

– Adam and Zach Naylor

Thank you once again for making our happy day even more wonderful. Thanks to your friendliness and outstanding service our little journey was such a pleasure

– Anonymous

For a package and further details to suit your individual needs, please contact the Group Bookings Team by email group.bookings@kwvr.co.uk or call Haworth Station 09.30 – 16.30, Monday to Friday on 01535 645214 and we will be happy to provide you with a competitive quote for a day that will be truly memorable.