A BEER and music festival has gone down a treat with visitors to a steam railway.

Crowds have been out in force on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway for the four-day event.

The five-mile line was transformed for the extravaganza, which featured live music and a huge range of beers and other tipples.

Organisers were delighted with the success of the festival, which ran until today.

Phil Oliver, the festival bar manager, said: “It has been a really popular event.

“We’ve had excellent feedback about the choice of beers and the atmosphere.

“It was fantastic to see so many people enjoying themselves.”

Bars were set-up at Oxenhope, Ingrow and Keighley stations – plus there was a real-ale bar aboard the steam services.

More than 160 different beers, from over 60 breweries, were on offer.

The main festival site was in the exhibition shed at Oxenhope Station, where 100-plus cask-conditioned ales – both locally-brewed and from across the country – could be sampled.

But it wasn’t just beer drinkers that were catered for at the event – there were specialist cider, and wine and gin, bars.

And a variety of food was served at various venues.

Chief event sponsor was Kirkstall Brewery.

There was live music at both Oxenhope and Ingrow, from Friday to today, with around 30 bands and solo artists performing. They covered a wide range of genres, from pop and rock to jazz and country.

Festival sites, bars and trains were manned by volunteers throughout the four days.

Event bosses thanked all those involved with the festival and everyone who gave their support.

Halloween activities are being staged on the railway and the countdown is on to its hugely-popular Santa Specials.

Santa Claus joins passengers each year on the steam-hauled trains, which feature specially-decorated coaches and festive music.

The trains make a ten-mile return journey along the line, during which Santa and his pixies deliver presents to each child and adults receive a mince pie and seasonal drink.

For more details, visit kwvr.co.