St. John's day trip to Yorkshire, summer 2011 (Part 2)

We assembled on the Haworth platform at exactly 12.36 and didn't have to wait long before our train arrived from Oxenhope.

The train buffs amongst us could no doubt tell you every detail about both the engine and the carriages. All I know is that it was a lovely black steam engine so if you need to know more about it you'll have to ask Roy!

We found that we had a carriage reserved especially for our group and soon we were all seated in an open carriage.

An added bonus was Harry and his mentor who were volunteers with the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. All the way along the route they were able to indicate points of interest whith great good humour and enthusiasm.

Young Harry was well able to deal with Roy's technical questions and, for us less steam train literate travellers, he pointed out various land marks that appear in the 1970 film version of Edith Nesbit's story of "The Railway Children".

We were told that the KWVR is a standard gauge branch line which joins the national railway network at Keighley in the north east of England and runs 5-miles up the Worth Valley to Oxenhope.

Thus we passed through several beautifully restored stations, including this one (Oakwood) which was the location of the film 'The Railway Children'.

On arrival in Keighley we watched our engine shunt round - preparing to take the carriages back out to Oxenhope.

We then left the station and boarded the coach for Skipton.