Full ‘Flying Scotsman’ update

Oxenhope – Carlisle Charter

We are delighted to announce the confirmed public times for the Oxenhope to Carlisle train charter on Friday 31st March. This train, celebrating the re-opening of the Settle to Carlisle line, is for pre-booked passengers only and was sold out some weeks ago:

Outward times :

Oxenhope 08.30
Haworth 08.35
Keighley 09.15
Skipton 09.45
Carlisle 13.05

Return times:

Carlisle 15.30
Skipton 18.45
Keighley 19.20
Haworth 20.00
Oxenhope 20.10

All passengers for this train are advised to arrive at their boarding station 30 minutes prior to their departure time.


Participants on the train will receive sandwich boxes on the outward journey and a cream tea on the return journey. Complementary wine and soft drinks will be available throughout the journey.

Lineside photography

Photographers and observers are reminded they must not trespass on either the KWVR or Network Rail railway. Doing so is dangerous, illegal and will cause delays. There will be a heavy presence of security staff patrolling the lineside between Oxenhope and Carlisle.

Holders of KWVR Photo Permits will be allowed trackside on the KWVR with the normal access restrictions applying. It is essential that anyone not carrying their permit AND membership card will be evicted from the Railway’s land.

‘Flying Scotsman’ at Ingrow

All the arrangements are in place and all we need now is one large green locomotive.


During the 2 days of the Ingrow event we will be offering full catering facilities from breakfast to lunch plus light snacks in between:


  • Full English Breakfast: 2 bacon, 2 sausages, egg, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes, black pudding.
  • ‘Lighter’ Breakfast: 1 bacon, 1 sausage, egg, mushrooms or beans or tomatoes
  • Vegetarian Option: a vegetarian option will be available

Plus our normal morning fare:

  • Bacon sandwich
  • Sausage  sandwich
  • Bacon and Sausage sandwich
  • Egg sandwich
  • Bacon, Sausage and Egg sandwich


  • Lasagne served with garlic bread and side salad
  • Meat & Potato Pie, mushy peas and gravy
  • Chicken Curry and Naan Bread

Jacket potato served with a selection of fillings:

  • Chilli con carne
  • Baked beans
  • Tuna mayo
  • Cheese
  • plain with butter

Light Snacks:

Sandwiches, Quiche and assorted cakes, biscuits and confectionary … and of course soft drinks, teas and coffees.

And for those wanting something a bit stronger, there will be a bar on site serving real ale, wines and spirit.

For all the information regarding the Flying Scotsman’s appearance at Ingrow, visit the Flying Scotsman at Ingrow West page of the website.

“Flying Scotsman Experience”

For access to the footplate and an interpretive talk you will need a ticket for the ‘Flying Scotsman Experience’.

For more information visit the ‘Flying Scotsman Experience’ page of the website. This must be booked in advance but we still have tickets available for this so don’t delay book straight away before all the places are sold.

Northern Rail Industrial Action, Saturday 8th April

All the seats on ‘Flying Scotsman trains on this day are taken but we would like to bring to everyone’s attention that Northern Rail services serving Keighley, will be the subject of industrial action on that day.

We are therefore advising all passengers to either change their mode of public transport or come to the Railway by car. Special car parking arrangements will be available during ‘Flying Scotsman’s visit. Visit the ‘Flying Scotsman on the KWVR’ page of the website for further parking information.

Your Railway Needs YOU!


As everyone who follows the fortunes of the KWVR knows, the ‘Flying Scotsman’ is visiting the KWVR in a months time (1st – 9th April). As well as our shops at Haworth and Oxenhope, we will have sales stands all around the Railway.

Our regular volunteers are fully committed to operating the passenger services, so to support this sales activity, the Railway is looking to recruit several additional Volunteers who are willing to help “man” some of the sales stalls along the Railway. We are looking for people who would be willing to give up a morning, afternoon or even a full day of their time, Volunteering for the Railway and helping us make a big success of this unique event.

If you feel you can lend a hand to help the Railway, please contact Robert Batty on either 07872 832244 or via email at robert.batty@kwvr.co.uk

‘Flying Scotsman’ – Lineside Photo Permits


During the visit of ‘Flying Scotsman’, for those with Lineside Photographic Permits who choose to use them during the week of the locomotive’s visit, we will be charging a one-off fee, to cover the cost of special Hi-Viz vests, which will assist us with policing line-side access during the week of the visit.

The fee of £25 that we are charging photo permit holders will cover the cost of the Hi-Viz as well as make a contribution toward the cost of the event, whilst allowing our photo permit holders to capture from the lineside what we hope will become a very special event in the Preservation Society’s history. Please do note that anyone who is line-side without the special Hi-Viz AND their K&WVR photo permit will be removed. The special permit and special clothing will be valid for the entire period of Flying Scotsman’s visit and is non-transferable.

Applications for ‘Flying Scotsman’ Lineside Photographic Permits are now being accepted in our office at Haworth from existing KWVRPS members. Depending on the current status of your Membership / Lineside Photographic Permit the procedures are slightly different and accordingly the deadlines for applications vary:

♦ Current Members – valid Photo Permit: Deadline to apply Sunday 12th March 2017
♦ Current Members – expired Photo Permit: Deadline to apply Sunday 5th March 2017
♦ Current Members – new Photo Permit: Deadline to apply Sunday 12th February 2017
♦ Expired Members – valid Photo Permit: Deadline to apply Sunday 12th March 2017

Please look at this PDF for answers to some of the questions you may have about applying for the ‘Flying Scotsman’ permit, click HERE >>>.

Strict policing of the lineside will be in evidence for the week and in addition we ask in particular that all permit-holders and members of the public respect our land boundaries and do not trespass on any private land. If you do have permission from land owners to take photographs from their land, then we would recommend having written authority from them with you to avoid being challenged during the event.

We ask that you assist us during the event by alerting a member of Railway staff or, once you are in a position of safety, by calling the office on 01535 645214 if you see anyone not wearing the special clothing and/or trespassing on private land.

Flying Scotsman Update

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April



‘Flying Scotsman’ will now be on display at Ingrow on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April only. The locomotive will be hauling passenger services on the second weekend due to unexpectedly high demand for tickets for the weekday service resulting in us now increasing the number of days in passenger service.

Flying Scotsman will be in steam and on display at Ingrow West between 09.00 and 18.00. Entry to Ingrow yard will require a special day ticket to be purchased and will include unlimited travel on our steam trains between Oxenhope and Keighley.

Tickets for travel should be purchased on the day and will include viewing the locomotive from the public area and entry to the Museum of Rail Travel and Ingrow Loco Museum. Passenger services behind our own steam locomotives will operate every hour from 08.30 – 18.30.

Please note advance booking is NOT necessary to come and see Flying Scotsman whilst on static display at Ingrow..

Tickets for travel and entry to the Ingrow West site on the day will be as follows:

  • £20 Adults.
  • £17 concessions (Senior citizens, and KWVRPS Members).
  • £10 children 5-15.

There will be a bar on site in the yard serving hot and cold drinks as well as alcoholic beverages and refreshments will be available on both days.


Ingrow Station and the Ingrow Yard area will only be accessible by taking a train from one of the other KWVR Stations and alighting at Ingrow West. The car park will be closed on both these days and pedestrian access is suspended for the weekend.

Car Parking

Visitors, not arriving on the Railway at Keighley, are advised to either park at Oxenhope, where there is free parking in the station area and an overflow car park a short walk away, or we are operating a free park and ride scheme at Penistone Hill to Oxenhope which will be clearly signed, just follow the AA signs that will be in place over the weekend.

“Flying Scotsman Experience”

The “Flying Scotsman Experience” allows access to the locomotive itself and includes a 15 minute interpretive talk about the loco followed by a walk through the cab and, if you so wish, the tender, following in the footsteps of generations of enginemen who passed through on their journey at speed from Kings Cross to Edinburgh.

Tickets for the “Experience” will cost an additional £10 per person and will be sold for specific time slots at 20 minute intervals between 09.00 and 17.40. Tickets will be available in advance and go on sale from 1st February by phone to our Haworth office on 01535 645214.

Monday 3rd – Sunday 9th April


The initial ‘Flying Scotsman event envisaged 5 days of running throughout the week with the locomotive on static display at Ingrow West, at the weekends. Due to unexpectedly high demand we added extra trains to the midweek service but now with all the Pullman seats sold and virtually all the standard class seats,  we are pleased to announce we are now running ‘Flying Scotsman’ on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April.

Both first class Pullman and standard class seats are now available on both days with 5 trains per day.

‘Flying Scotsman’ will be hauling passenger trains between Keighley and Oxenhope each day. This is YOUR chance to ride behind Flying Scotsman!

‘Flying Scotsman’ will haul your train from Keighley to Oxenhope and one of our resident steam locomotives will take the train, with Flying Scotsman on the rear, from Oxenhope to Keighley.

Tickets MUST be purchased in advance and will be valid for one round trip only (journey time around 70 minutes) from either Haworth or Oxenhope. Your advance ticket will also allow unlimited travel on our other steam train running on the same date, so you can make a day visit to the railway if you wish.

  • £20 Adult (no concessions).
  • £10 child (young children who do not require a seat can travel free of charge).

Each day one of our two Pullmans coaches, Mary or Ann, built in 1930 as a pair for the Southern Railway ‘Bournemouth Belle’ service, will be attached to every train. Complimentary hot drinks and croissants (morning departures) and  cream teas (afternoon) will be served. A premium fare for luxury travel in the Pullmans will apply.

  • £39 first class Pullman.

To book YOUR ticket to travel behind Flying Scotsman, go to our ON-LINE booking form >>>

Settle & Carlisle Re-opening Special



The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is delighted to announce the running of a commemorative railtour from Oxenhope to Carlisle behind LNER Pacific 60103 (4472) ‘Flying Scotsman’, in conjunction with Northern, Network Rail and Friends of the Settle & Carlisle. The train, which will be operated by West Coast Railways, will form part of the re-opening celebrations of the Settle & Carlisle line which is scheduled to re-open on this day.

The history of the Settle & Carlisle line is well documented and is, arguably the most scenic inland railway route in Britain. However in February 2016, after a 500,000 tonne landslip at Eden Brows, north of Armathwaite, the ground beneath the tracks slipped 5ft below its normal level and the railway was closed north of Appleby. Sitting over 240 feet above the River Eden, re-instatement of the subsided section was to be the subject of a £23 million engineering marathon involving the building an enormous concrete and steel structure that will sit beneath the railway and driving high-strength piles into the bedrock of the Eden Gorge.

This immense feat of modern railway engineering is due for completion by the end of March and the KWVR special from Oxenhope to Carlisle and return will be one of the first trains to traverse the closed section and will represent a fitting way to pay tribute to the work of our railway engineers and the re-opening of this special line.

Railtour information

  • Tickets price: £220 per person.
  • Tickets will go on sale at 18:00 on Friday 13th January via the website on-line booking system or by phone from 09.30 – 16.30 on Saturday 14th January, 01535 645214
  • Pick up stations:  Oxenhope, Haworth, Keighley or Skipton.
  • Departure times: Approx. 08:30 from Oxenhope, exact times will be announced nearer the time.
  • Tickets include:  Complimentary light refreshments (soft drinks on the outward journey and a celebratory glass of prosecco on the return) and a souvenir brochure.
  • Real ale bar and hot drinks will be available to purchase on board.
  • Approximately three hours in Carlisle.
  • Return timings:  To be confirmed nearer the time but will be early evening.

Tickets will sell fast, so don’t delay once the tickets go on sale on Friday 13th January, 18.00.

Flying Scotsman on the KWVR

The world’s most famous steam locomotive, ‘Flying Scotsman, has been travelling the country for the last year, drawing thousands of admiring glances having returned to action after a long and protracted overhaul. Now it is time for the people of West Yorkshire to witness this magnificent locomotive.


The locomotive will be on loan courtesy of the National Railway Museum and will join the KWVR fleet for nine days from the 1st April – 9th April 2017.

On the weekends of the 1st & 2nd and 8th & 9th April ‘Scotsman’ will be in steam and on display at RAIL STORY, Ingrow with the opportunity to go on the footplate.

During the week, 3rd – 7th April, the locomotive will be climbing the Valley from Keighley to Oxenhope, giving visitors the chance to ride behind this iconic engine. Travelling behind ‘Flying Scotsman’ will be by advance ticket purchase ONLY.

For all the details of this not-to-be-missed opportunity, visit the Flying Scotsman page on the website >>>