The Railway Children 50th Anniversary

Having celebrated the Railway’s 50th Anniversary in 2018, we now move forward to 2020 when this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the release of the film that brought the KWVR onto the world stage – The Railway Children.

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Celebrating 50 years of the making of The Railway Children | August Bank Holiday 29th – 31st August

Keep an eye out on social media and the website for more news about events that will mark the release of an iconic film that continues to entertain young and old audiences into the 21st century.

The newly restored 957 ‘Green Dragon’ and carriages that appeared in the film will be in service and a special Pullman dining service will be available for advance bookings. Sit back at Keighley station and enjoy an outdoor cinema show of the original film.

Visit the beautifully preserved Oakworth station and walk in the footsteps of Roberta, Phyllis and Peter on the self-guided Railway Children walk. There’ll be re-enactments of scenes as well as interactive items and film displays. You can dress up as your favourite character and meet some of the original cast from the film too.

What to expect over the Bank Holiday weekend

  • Newly restored Green Dragon in service (957)
  • Original carriages in service
  • Making of the film displays
  • Re-enactment of movie scenes at Oakworth
  • Dress as your favourite movie character at Oakworth
  • Themed Dining on Pullman
  • Original cast in attendance (Not all)
  • Interactive items at Oxenhope
  • Outdoor cinema showing movie at Keighley

A full programme of events are in the planning, keep a look out on the KWVR website and social media for the details as they are released. In the meantime why not read up about the making of the film in Jim Shipley’s comprehensive book, ‘The Making of The Railway Children’ available from Haworth Shop.

For your copy call 01535 640464 (09.30 – 16.30 when trains are running or Wednesday – Friday when they are not) or email