Donations keep the wheels turning

Thanks to our 700+ volunteers, the KWVR takes the public and enthusiasts back to the magic age of steam travel. The income from tickets to travel and sales in our cafés and shops help us to provide passenger services day-to-day. But there are many more costs that keep the wheels of our trains turning.

As well as this income, it is essential that the Railway raises substantial additional funds to maintain its infrastructure and rolling stock. The locomotive that pulls the train and the carriages you travel in not to mention the locomotives and carriages need constant maintenance and overhaul, not to mention that the Railway is over 150 years old and our bridges, viaducts, tunnels, track and buildings all need to be kept in good order.

Donating to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society is a registered charity number 1136853. Working under the umbrella of the Preservation Society, it is the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Ltd. that runs the trains, cafés and retail outlets, collects the fares and maintains the locomotives, carriages, tracks and all the structures that make up the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

In addition, as a charity, the Preservation Society collects donations from far and wide to help us with the ongoing provision of steam-operated passenger services. If you are a UK taxpayer, we can also collect an additional amount from the Government by way of your Gift Aid, an important additional source of funds for the Railway.

The Railway gratefully accepts all forms of donations – with the aim of supporting the maintenance and protection of the structures, buildings, plant, locomotives, rolling stock and equipment of the Railway.

With online banking now taking an increasing share of how we pay and make contributions, it is still good to know that we can all still make payments by cheque.

If you would like to donate to the KWVR, make your cheque payable to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society, and send it with a letter (we like to know who you are *, and if there is something special to which you would like to contribute) to:

Administration Department
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Railway Station
West Yorkshire
BD22 8NJ

* We often receive cheques with no name and address, and although we are grateful for all contributions, we do like to write back and thank the donor for their kindness.