Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

All aboard for a step back in time | Railway History

by Northern Life

If you are visiting the Worth Valley, then you ought not to miss visiting RAIL STORY. Situated at Ingrow West Station, only a mile south of Keighley on the A629 (BD21 5AX), RAIL STORY gives young and old alike, a chance to discover and find out about various aspects of railway history, railways, rail travel and the people who dealt with them.

Open most days of the year – even when trains are not running – guests can see a restored railway station which was originally at Foulridge on the Skipton to Colne line. It shut in 1959 and was moved stone by stone to Ingrow West opening in 1989. Some of the stones are still numbered to signified where they ought to go. Discover how this happened. You might even find a real fire in the ticket area.

Check the KWVR Timetable, you can catch or alight KVWR trains from here.

You can visit the Carriage Works – an Accredited Museum operated by the Vintage Carriages Trust – where you will discover what is the probably the most complete presentation of noteworthy railway coaches in the UK, with numerous having featured in acclaimed TV and film productions including ‘The Railway Children’. You can see coaches being carefully restored in the Workshop and even sit in the seats utilized by renowned film stars!

Go in the Engine Shed where you can see engines under repair and being mantained, for example, the extraordinary 1888-constructed LNWR ‘Coal Tank’ No. 1054 owned by the National Trust however restored and looked after since 1973 by the Bahamas Locomotive Society.

This Accredited Museum additionally houses various presentations and artefacts from the age of steam – try to discover a piece of rail from the Cromford & High Peak Railway dating from the 1830’s and find out about “Bahamas”, our 135-ton express train which is as of now being overhauled so it can run once again on the main-line.

The siding adjoining the Station houses the unique Learning Coach which combines a substantial exhibition and learning area with a few compartments which are being carefully restored. Find out about the region and how the railways had associations with cats, dogs, cattle, horses and even elephants!

Students will soon have the capacity to get to Railway Magazine’s on-line archive and travel back in time in the ‘History Compartment’. The coach, originally built in 1924 for the London Midland & Scottish Railway, additionally houses the KWVR’s programme of workshops for schools and other interest groups.