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Mol

Keighley Worth Valley Railway - Pictures and report added

Per and I + 1 are thinking of doing this tomorrow. With a stop off in Haworth for a meal and a gentle walk about. Best inns in Haworth please for grub?

http://www.kwvr.co.uk/

Yes t'B, we will be taking photos of trains, lots of trains. Anything else along the journey worth stopping off for? Thanks to 2R's for the original suggestion. I put this here as no bugger will see it in travel before tomorrow.
Grind

Looks bloody well ace.

* That Per's done well for himself. *
bearing

*drools*
bearing

I'm sure someone on here has recommended The Fleece...

I'm guessing either LD or Dock or even RR
Mol

Saw that, but fancy something better. Cost not an issue tomorrow, just want a good day out. The plan is to park at Leeds station, get the regular train to Keighley then on from there.
Mol

None of you?
bearing

Mol wrote:
None of you?


RR is going to be your man Mol, I not knowing the area can only go on advice from others.

The Fleece did sound good though.
Mol

I've contacted him on faceache, no reply yet. It's more info on the other places. Just for you I'll take in the award winning Museum Of Rail Travel and the Bahamas Loco Society 'Ingrow Loco' exhibition - both at Ingrow West Station.
bearing

Mol wrote:
I've contacted him on faceache, no reply yet. It's more info on the other places. Just for you I'll take in the award winning Museum Of Rail Travel and the Bahamas Loco Society 'Ingrow Loco' exhibition - both at Ingrow West Station.


Ta...

Will you be travelling on the Old Gentleman's Saloon?
Mol

Is that a euphemism?
Mol

Off to sort the picnic now. Cheryl Cole's just come ion BBC1 t'B. I'm off down the cellar for my coolbox.
bearing

Mol wrote:
Is that a euphemism?


No I think it's a railway carriage for old duffers.  
Mol

*gives Bearing Chinese burn and nipple twist*

Cannot yet find either coolbox, all else sorted.
bearing

Any chance of another nipple twist?
Mol

bearing wrote:
Any chance of another nipple twist?


*perv*

Looks like it'll be pissing down all day. More time in pubs then.  
bearing

Have a good one Molski...
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

not been on this one but went on what i called Goathland Rail once

here it is

http://www.nymr.co.uk/
Mol

Sir Bulldog Craggwood wrote:
not been on this one but went on what i called Goathland Rail once

here it is

http://www.nymr.co.uk/


I know it's your birthday Serf but that's of no use whatsoever. This can go in Strange Places now Admin.

*gets waterproofs*
Per

Brilliant day despite the terrible weather. Photos and a report later once the hangover subsides.
Mol

Those of you on my facebook the pictures are up there. I'll put them in the picture section once Bearing or someone makes it members only.
Mol

These are fine to go here, those with people in will go in the other section.



















Mol

We got to Leeds station and parked in the long stay, getting wet en route to the terminal. I joined the slowest queue ever to get our tickets, just as well we arrived in good time. £4.20 each, off peak return. Through the new automated barriers to the Keighley train, we landed approx 30 minutes later to more rain. The steam railway is on a separate track and you can only buy tickets on that platform. We opted for the day rover tickets at £14 each which allowed us free reign to hop on and off at any and all points and free admission to the two train museums. Standard day return is £9.40 each.
The engine arrived bellowing steam and I had to jostle with a ruck of beards to get some pictures. We boarded and cracked open the cava. There was a buffet car specialising in real ale for those less prepared. The two museums are at the first stop 5 minutes in and the next train along was 90 minutes later so we decided to head straight to Howarth and do the museums on the return journey. Entranced by the journey and charm of the train and the old style ticket machine etc we missed our stop and landed at the end of the line in Oxenhope. We weren't stranded however and were soon on our way back.
We alighted at Howarth and after some doubt began our way up two long, steep and daunting cobbled hills. We made it after two stops for me to rest. We wandered through the village and discovered there wasn't that much to it. After browsing the shops we decided on the Black Bull to escape the rain. I had a Bulmers and Mrs Mol an Elderflower Kopparberg which she declared delicious. So delicious in fact we had another round with Per dipping into each tipple. £6.80 a round. We were joined by a slightly touched individual who was quoting Jane Austen, he soon moved on thankfully.
Time for some shopping and try as we might we found little worthy of purchase, some terrible overpriced tat on offer. We settled on the handmade chocolate shop and bought some toffee and Champagne truffles. We'd had some of our pork pies and savouries early on and having been torn between The Stirrup restaurant and the Fleece, we settled on The Fleece. A bottle of Bulmers and a large Rosť came to £8.35. We browsed the menu and settled on the mixed grill at £11.95 and the gammon steak at £8.95. Both were delicious with homemade chips and neither of us could finish the generous portions.
Time had got away from us so we returned to the station for the final train at 5pm to be met by some very excited beards having been told that the lighting in the station was indeed gas powered. The train arrived and too soon we were back in Keighley. Straight to Leeds and we decided to go for a drink and the football on TV. Mrs Mol is an occasional post work visitor to Toast off Wellington St so we headed there. It turns out so are Dock and better half on the weekend. Five minutes in I spotted Dock, him me. To his credit he didn't keep walking. Soon he and Mrs Dock and us three shared a table and drank in convivial company till late. The girls mainly on champagne cocktails at £8 a glass. We stayed quite a bit after their departure and are paying for it somewhat today. I collected the car this afternoon and at £8 for 48 hours it wasn't bad value. All in all, a great day out that the weather didn't spoil one bit and an even better evening.
Mol

The other photos are in the Regfest sub-section of Flash Bang Scallop now.
bearing

Elderflower Kopparberg, just like pop!

Rather tasty indeed.
Robert Robinson

Sorry I missed this post. Might have been tricky to meet up anyway as I was house bound with the kids.  

All sorts of info on the area on this rather fine website..

http://www.worthvalleymag.co.uk

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