Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

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Ivatt 2MT 2-6-2T 41241 at Haworth station

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a five mile (8 km) long heritage railway line in West Yorkshire, England, that runs from Keighley to Oxenhope. It connects to the main Leeds/Bradford - Skipton line at Keighley.

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History

The line was originally built in 1867 by local mill owners, but operated by the Midland Railway who owned most of the rail network in the area, and was eventually bought by the Midland.

After becoming part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923, ownership passed to British Rail following nationalisation in 1948. As a part of the rail cutbacks in the 1960s, British Rail closed the line at the end of 1962.

However a preservation society was formed who bought the line from BR and reopened it in 1968 as a heritage railway. The line is now a major tourist attraction operated entirely by volunteers and carries more than 110000 passengers every year. As such the KWVR is the only preserved railway which operates a complete branch line in its original form.

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Damems Junction signal box

Stations

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Template:Mmukscaled Keighley
Template:Gbmaprim Ingrow (West)
Template:Mmukscaled Damems
Template:Gbmaprim Oakworth
Template:Mmukscaled Haworth
Template:Gbmaprim Oxenhope


Features

Locomotives


External links

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