OUR volunteers have recently started debating the subject of where is the spookiest place on the railway, and we would welcome your views!

We've had volunteers sharing their experiences from over the years and there are some worryingly ghostly tales emerging, reflecting the history of some of our locomotives and locations.

Why such a discussion? Because for the first time we are planning to run a Halloween Special, with plenty of scares and sights for passengers to "enjoy."

More details will soon be available on kwvr.co.uk We have been asked for many years to run such a service, so we are really looking forward to the inaugural event in October.

For those who need to calm their nerves beforehand, they might welcome a visit to the Beer and Music Festival the week before, where you can sample one of more than100 real ales and ciders, while listening to great live music.

Our special events include our Autumn Steam Spectacular which will run from October 10 to 12, an action-packed three-day steam festival which is always a big hit.

Santa and his Pixies will be getting ready to travel with us later in the year (and please don't forget that we have been asked to open on-line bookings already), and we are now running steam trains seven days per week throughout the summer holidays.

So please do pay us a visit and make the most of the children go free offer. This applies to children accompanied by a paying adult, and full details on terms and conditions are available on our website.

If all this still isn't enough to tempt you, we are about to welcome back into traffic a locomotive that has not run for around 25 years.

The newly restored Bulleid West Country Class Pacific No. 34092 City of Wells made its first test run on the main line on the evening of Wednesday July 23.

This locomotive ran between Oxenhope and Oakworth at around 8.30pm.

It is booked to appear at the autumn gala this October, but will doubtless make unofficial appearances as and when required by the restoration team.

Our initial tests have gone well and we hope that City of Wells, which is beautifully streamlined and so futuristic-looking for its time, will be hauling carriages in the next few weeks.

Please check via Twitter @worthvalley or on the website for the latest information and pictures.

As announced in May, essential maintenance will take place to one of our bridges between Oakworth and Haworth on September 13, 14, 20 and 21.

This will mean that trains will be unable to run between Oakworth and Haworth. Steam trains will operate between Oxenhope and Haworth only, with a 1950s diesel train operating between Oakworth and Keighley. See our website for more details.

As we look forward to plans for 2015, I would welcome any comments, suggestions or ideas for special events we could consider, or other suggestions on how to make the railway more appealing to passengers and potential passengers. Feel free to e-mail me on matthew.stroh@kwvr.co.uk