Thursday, 4 August 2016

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (KWVR) is a 5-mile-long branch line between Keighley in the north and Oxenhope in the south.

Just as the name implies, the line follows the course of the picturesque Worth Valley.

My main reason for visiting - along with that of most other people I suspect - was to take a poke around Oakworth Station, which was immortalised in the 1970s film The Railway Children.

More recently the KWVR has featured in the BBC dramatisation The Great Train Robbery: A Copper's Tale.

It cost me £16 for a rover ticket, which would have allowed me to ride the trains and preserved double-decker bus between Oxenhope and Haworth all day if I'd been that way inclined.

Below are some photos of the day.

Keighley Station ramp.

British Railways Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0 No. 75078 approaches Oakworth Station.

Green Daimler Double Decker bus registration 574 CNW outside Oxenhope Station.

Oakworth Station platform view.

Oakworth Station luggage trolley, bicycle and Virol sign.

Haworth Station sign.

Oakworth Station token machine.

Oakworth Station bicycle.

British Railways steam locomotive 75078 at Oxenhope Station (1).

British Railways steam locomotive 75078 at Oxenhope Station (2).

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