Keighley & Worth Valley Light Railway Ltd

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The Railway Station, Keighley, United Kingdom - 01535 645214

Keighley & Worth Valley Light Railway Ltd Reviews

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Rail in Bronte country Aug 30, 2010
I can't say this is my favourite preserved railway but its easily the nearest to home and it was used in the film 'The Railway Children' so it has to be worth a review!

It was a normal part of British Rail until it closed in the 1960s and by the end of that decade it was running again in its present form. Like most preserved railways it owes a great deal to enthusiastic volunteers and I know a couple of people wo have worked on it. Personally I find the viewing gallery at Haworth more interesting than the line itself.

The line runs from next to the main station in Keighley ('How can it be called Keithley if there's no T,' asked my cousin. I've no idea but that is the pronunciation!) to the village of Oxenhope. The penultimate station is Haworth, which is where the Brontes lived - but it's quite a slog up.
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