Workshop Tours

What goes on behind the closed doors of our famous Haworth Motive Power Depot? See for yourself on one of our guided tours of the Depot and Haworth yard.

Enjoy a Visit to Haworth Workshops – opportunities throughout 2020

Encounter the excitement and nostalgia of the Loco works, with it’s exclusive sounds and smells, get up close to our fleet of Steam and Diesel locomotives with knowledgeable commentary from your experienced guide

Any, or all, of the current stock may be seen including : Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241, resplendent in its reopening day, Crimson Lake livery, Standard 2 78022 (the latest locomotive to enter traffic), Standard 4 75078, S160 5820, 4F 43924, and Taff Vale 0-6-2T no. 85 from the operating fleet and WD 2-8-0 90733 and Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 0-6-0 no. 957, ‘Green Dragon’ in ‘The Railway Children’, undergoing restoration and maybe more.

Spring Steam Gala – First Opportunity in 2020

The first opportunity to take part in one of our Workshop tours will be at our Spring Steam Gala Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March.

Tours will take place from 10.00 to 15.00, with would be participants meeting in Haworth Booking Hall prior to the tour. Between these times, tours will take place on arrival of each southbound passenger service from Keighley.

There is no need to book, just turn up in the Booking Hall immediately on arrival of the train.

Tours of our famous Haworth Motive Power Depot

These fascinating, behind the scenes, tours start from the Booking Hall at Haworth Station and will last for approximately 45 minutes. The tour involves walking on uneven and slippery surfaces, and includes steps. For this reason, it is not suitable for those with mobility problems. Regretfully open toed shoes are not permitted. Tours are limited to 16 persons. Access to the sheds is only permitted for authorised groups who must remain together at all times.

Please be aware that because this is both a hazardous and a working environment and children under 16, therefore, MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult. Due to yard restrictions and operating requirements tours may have to be curtailed or cancelled without notice.

Group Bookings

We can also arrange for groups of 10+ persons to visit the shed by request to the office, email: with all your details, numbers, day of visit etc and, subject to availability of the guides and of access, we will try to accommodate your request.

Dates and times for 2020 will be announced in the New Year. Keep a look out on the website and social media for more information

There is no charge, but we do ask guests to consider making a Gift Aided donation to the KWVR Charity (no 1136853). Although the restoration of Ivatt Tank 41241 is complete, all donations will go towards the funding of this KWVR iconic locomotive’s overhaul.