You can now drive and fire a steam locomotive right here on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. These courses are proving hugely popular, with customers praising our friendly and informal approach.
On selected midweek dates throughout 2014, the KWVR will be offering you the opportunity to drive a steam train on the famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and experience the thrill of being in control of a locomotive doing what it was designed to do, hard at work on the stiff gradients of the country’s only complete heritage branch line.
The line passes through Haworth – famous for its connection with the literary Bronte family – and Oakworth – famous for its role in the film “The Railway Children” – on its way to Keighley where the Railway makes its connection with the mainline.
To be able to take part, you must be between 16 and 70 years of age and in good health. If you are older than 70, we are prepared to accept you provided you can provide us with a letter from your GP.
You’ll need to wear stout footwear, boots (preferably steel toe cap) or walking shoes – not trainers – on the engine, but we shall provide you with overalls and gloves.
If you wish, you may bring up to four friends or family free of charge with you on the day.