Haworth

KWVR HQ

Almost at journey’s end, Haworth is the largest station and goods yard on the Railway. Serving the famous village, home of the Brontë sisters, Haworth now boasts a substantial locomotive works and is the centre for the Railways locomotive engineering and administrative needs.

Features:

Limited parking (fee paying)
Shop & Toilets
Level Access
Locomotive Works
Connecting bus to Haworth Parsonage & Old Village (Summer Weekends and midweek when the Orange Timetable is in operation)

The KWVR’s hive of activity

Haworth (pronounced How-arth) station is similar in style externally to other KWVR stations, however our commercial activities have meant the waiting room has been turned into a shop. The main locomotive workshops are based in the former goods yard just along the road from the station.

To the south of the platform at Haworth is a footbridge which links the station with Haworth Main Street and the village at the top of Butt Lane. Originally there was a level crossing at this point, removed at the turn of the century but foot access across the railway remained using the replacement footbridge. At the same time the platform was extended towards Keighley by a wooden extension, still evident until recently replaced by the ‘modern’ structure you see today.

Internally the layout is much changed to accommodate the shop and the administration offices are housed in what were public toilets built by Bradford Council after the KWVR took over the line. The ticket windows are original to the station and serve their original purpose today.

The yard is very much altered to provide a base for the Railway’s locomotive department. The old double story goods shed, built to serve local mills, now houses essential engineering machinery needed to restore, overhaul and maintain the Railway’s wonderful collection of steam and diesel locomotives. The need to provide undercover accommodation resulted in the old yard being transformed with a new purpose built shed.

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