2017 Steam & Ale Trail Update

Event dates: Saturday 10th June and Sunday 11th June

This event is the brother of our hugely popular Beer and Music Festival which takes place every October. For this event, however, we do things a little differently – the Steam and Ale Trail is a 5-mile long ale trail where you can hop off at each station to enjoy a pint of fine Yorkshire ale from a selection of local breweries. So you don’t get thirsty between stations, or if you just fancy a relaxing train ride, our on-train bars will also be in operation serving a rotating selection of both local beers and beers from other parts of the country.

Details have now been published of the format of the event with train timetables, alcoholic drink lists, station activities and entertainment all now available on the Steam & Ale Trail event page of the website.



Locomotive Roster for Weekend 27th & 28th May and Half Term Week 2017

Over the May half-term week, it is planned to have a 3 engine line up with BR Class 4MT 4-6-0 75078 taking the lion’s share of the work, operating on 5 days. On Sunday and Monday Bank Holiday, 75078 will be joined by USA S160 2-8-0 5820.

MR 4F 0-6-0 43924 will be at the head of the passenger service in operation on the Tuesday – Friday weekday service but will be joined by 75078 when Paw Patrol’s Chase and Marshall will be visiting the Railway as a half term treat for our younger patrons.

In addition, it is a Diesel & Ale Day on Saturday with Class 25 059 providing the diesel service throughout the day.

The daily line-up will be as follows

♦  Saturday 27th – 25 059 & 75078
♦  Sunday and Monday – 75078 & 5820
♦  Tuesday – 43924
♦  Wednesday and Thursday – 75078 & 43924
♦  Friday – 43924

And don’t forget, every day Tuesday – Friday, a Vintage Bus service, free to Rover ticket holders, will be operating between Oxenhope and Haworth giving unrivalled views across the Worth Valley. If the weather is warm and bright an open top double decker may be provided for this service.

Whilst every effort will made to ensure that the advised motive power is available, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway reserve the right to change this when operational circumstances so dictate.

Saturday Mainline Diesel Service 28th May 2016

This weekend sees the second of the Railway’s steam and diesel Saturdays. A special timetable operates in conjunction with the Steam & Ale Trail with the all line railcar turns taken over by locomotive hauled passenger stock.

However the Class 101 diesel multiple unit will also be out and about, operating a Keighley – Damems shuttle in between the all line services. This service departs on the arrival of the train from Oxenhope. Keighley will be a hive of activity with steam, mainline diesel and railcar services arriving and departing all day.

From the first service in the morning at 09.00 to the last diesel service of the day, motive power will be provided by English Electric Class 37 37 075.

On Train Real Ale Update – 1st June 2015

The KWVR has received much acclaim for the real ale served on its train services. As demand fluctuates it has not been possible to accurately predict the ales that will served on any given service. We have therefore changed our announcement to what beers you can expect to see being served at the on-train bar in the near future.

Coming soon to the ‘cellar’, our guest ales are:

150531-Oldershaw-Great-CharterOldershaw Brewery – Great Charter

A dark rich ruby-hued beer with caramel and toffee flavours balanced with dark malts and rich fruity aromas.his chestnut-coloured beer is brewed using pale ale and crystal malt, which gives it a full-bodied flavour.
ABV: 4.3%

150531-Abbeydale-Daily-BreadAbbeydale Brewery – Daily Bread

A classic English bitter. Malty and well balanced.
ABV: 3.8%

150531-Goose-Eye-Golden-GooseGoose Eye Brewery – Golden Goose

A straw coloured beer, light on the palate with a smooth and refreshing citrus/hoppy finish.
ABV: 4.5%

150531-York-Centurions-Ghost-AleYork Brewery – Centurion’s Ghost Ale

Centurion’s ghost is dark ruby in colour; full tasting with a mellow roast flavour balanced by light bitterness and autumn fruit flavours that linger into the aftertaste.
ABV: 5.4%

150531-Tim-Taylors-Golden-BestTimothy Taylor’s – Golden Best

Pale malt gives a digestive biscuit base with strong notes of butterscotch sweet in the mouth. Light note of hop resins gives a dusty floral aftertaste. Finish is sweet and malty with fermented melon.
ABV: 3.5%


On Train Real Ale Roster, Haworth 1940s Weekend 15th – 17th May 2015

Join us in the bar cars for our 1940’s weekend where we will have aircraft themed beers, so come and sample a pint or two and take a break from the festivities ‘up t’hill’.

In the ‘cellar’ this week we have guest ales to enjoy from three different breweries (subject to availability). This weeks guest ales are:

150513-Thwaites-Lancaster-BomberThwaites Brewery – Lancaster Bomber

This chestnut-coloured beer is brewed using pale ale and crystal malt, which gives it a full-bodied flavour. Dry hopped with Styrian Golding’s in each cask to give a prominent floral hop aroma and warming.
ABV: 4.4%

150513-Wadworth-SwordfishWadworth Brewery – Swordfish

Mild caramel malt aroma, caramel flavour and a prolonged bitter aftertaste.
ABV: 5.0%

150513-Oldershaw-Miss-RedOldershaw Brewery – Miss Red

An all English hopped ruby-hued beer to commemorate 70 years since D-Day when the Miss Red Skytrain launched from RAF Barkston Heath. Caramel and toffee flavours balance with roasted dark malts and rich orange and cedar aromas prevail.
ABV: 4.4%

On Train Real Ale Roster, Weekend 25th & 26th April 2015

In response to Customer requests we will be publicising in advance the Real Ales that will be featured in the on-train Buffet Car during the forthcoming weekend.

In the ‘cellar’ we have a new selection of guest ales to enjoy, as the scenery passes by.. Four different breweries again feature on the list and subject to availability, this weeks guest ales are:

150424-Copper-Dragon-Golden-PippinCopper Dragon Brewery – Golden Pippin

A refreshing blonde beer brewed using a specially selected hop to create a citrus flavour.n amber coloured ale brewed with traditional English hops.
ABV: 3.9%

150424-Grey-Hawk-NirvanaGrey Hawk Brewery – Nirvana Pale

An enticing hop aroma leads to a balanced pale beer with increasing bitterness in the finish from the cascade and challenger hops.
ABV: 4.3%

150424-Fullers-Wild-RiverFuller’s Brewery – Wild River

A dry-hopped American-style IPA with a strong citrus grapefruit aroma with hints of tropical fruit. The flavour is similar with a notable spicy note. The finish is bitter, however, not as pronounced as some American IPAs.
ABV: 4.5%

150424-Oakham-Bishops-CitraOakham Ales – Citra

A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish.
ABV: 4.2%