Christmas Shopping

Be like Santa and shop at Haworth.

He’s really spoilt for choice!

Whether it is one of the latest railway books, DVDs, or the choice of  latest model locos or rolling stock from Bachmann, Farish or Hornby. Santa knows where to come.

Want the best in railway themed calendars and Christmas cards? you’ve come to the right place.

Santa fills his sack for the little ones with great railway toys for children. Lots of Thomas items as well as traditional wooden trains from Big Jigs.

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Santa Special Tickets - Book Now ONLINE

Hurry, Santa Specials start this Weekend and trains are nearly full.

Join the Santa Special at Oxenhope, Haworth or Keighley Stations for a ten-mile return journey on our steam train, lasting around an hour. Experience nostalgia and the magic of Christmas in our specially decorated coaches, with festive music to get you into the mood. Santa and his pixies visit each child during the journey, delivering presents and the grown-ups are served with a mince pie and seasonal drink: the perfect way for you and your family to start the Christmas season.

Santa Special trains run on this Saturday and Sunday 29/30th November and which are filling fast. Also 6/7th December,  13th/14th and 20th/21st & Christmas Eve which only have very limited availability – so hurry if you want any of these dates.

To help make the Christmas season magical for the children, Santa Special trains will also be running on Christmas Eve: the perfect opportunity to see Santa before he rushes off on his busiest night of the year. You may book to travel from Keighley, Haworth or Oxenhope stations. Whichever station you choose, your Santa Special train will take you on a return journey over the whole railway.

Tickets are very popular and strictly limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Trains & The Railway

Over 30 steam and diesel  locomotives are based at the KWVR. Most can be seen by visitors, but some are housed away from public view whilst under restoration for future use. In addition the railway has a large fleet of carriages for daily use and a selection of wagons from a bygone era. The Railway maintains a fleet of about 5 or 6 ‘working’ steam locomotives, with a rolling programme of maintenance and overhauls for another 4 or 5 engines so that we can keep a steady fleet of working engines. whilst others are stored at Oxenhope in our Exhibition Hall.

At Ingrow the award-winning Museum of Rail Travel has a superb collection of historic vehicles and in addition, the Bahamas Locomotive Society have their base in the old Midland Railway goods shed where the excellent Ingrow Loco Museum is housed.

The Railway maintains a fleet of about 5 or 6 ‘working’ steam locomotives, with a rolling programme of maintenance and overhauls for another 4 or 5 engines so that we can keep a steady fleet of working engines.

Click to see which is scheduled to haul trains soon…

Producers have found that the  Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a wonderful location for Film and TV productions offering a range of locations in a compact 5 mile railway line. The most famous film is the perennial family favourite The Railway Children which has become a symbol of the Railway and which attracts visitors every year to see where the children acted out their railway adventure.

The steep gradient up the Worth Valley has been a challenge for locomotives ever since the line opened on 15th April 1867. The five mile journey is a powerful reminder of our industrial heritage, as well as being a unique way of enjoying the beautiful countryside immortalised by Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë.

When British Railways closed the line in 1962, local people and railway enthusiasts joined forces to try and save it. A Preservation Society was formed and after many years of volunteer struggle the line re-opened to passenger traffic on 29th June 1968.

Oxenhope Buffet

If you are in the area when trains are not running, or you need a snack to start your day during train running days, then the staff at the Oxenhope Buffet, situated on the platform in a Mark1 buffet carriage, will be happy to serve you with a nice hot bacon or sausage butty to get you off to a fine start to the day. So fill up your tenders and replenish your tanks with a good hearty roll and a hot drink to make sure your day gets off to a good start.

Or when you are ready for lunch, drop by to top up your reserves with some good honest Yorkshire pie and peas, washed down by a bottle of pop or hot drink or, if trains are running, something from the on-board bar where hand pulled real ale is served all day on selected trains.

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