If you are visiting the Worth Valley, then you should not miss visiting RAIL STORY. Located at Ingrow West Station, just a mile south of Keighley on the A629 (BD21 5AX), RAIL STORY gives young and old alike an opportunity to discover and learn about many aspects of railways, rail travel and the people who worked on them.

Open most days of the year - even when trains are not running - visitors can see a restored Railway Station which was originally at Foulridge on the Skipton to Colne line. It closed in 1959 and was moved stone by stone to Ingrow West opening in 1989. Some of the stones are still numbered to signify where they should go. Find out how all this happened. You might even find a real fire in the ticket area.

You can catch or alight from KWVR trains here (see KWVR Timetable )

You can visit the Carriage Works - an Accredited Museum operated by the Vintage Carriages Trust - where you will find what is the probably the most comprehensive display of historic railway coaches in the UK, with many having featured in famous TV and film productions including ‘The Railway Children’. You can see coaches being carefully restored in the Workshop and even sit in the seats used by famous film stars!

Go in the Engine Shed where you can see engines under repair and being maintained such as the unique 1888-built LNWR ‘Coal Tank’ No. 1054 owned by the National Trust but restored and cared for since 1973 by the Bahamas Locomotive Society.

This Accredited Museum also houses numerous displays and artefacts from the age of steam – try to find a piece of rail from the Cromford & High Peak Railway dating from the 1830’s and learn about “Bahamas”, our 135-ton express locomotive which is currently being overhauled so it can run once more on the main-line.
The siding adjacent to the Station houses the unique Learning Coach which combines a large exhibition and learning area with some compartments which are being carefully restored. Learn about the area and how the railways had associations with cats, dogs, cattle, horses and even elephants!

Students will soon be able to access 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, also houses the KWVR’s programme of workshops for schools and other interest groups. For more information, read more >>>>

NB The Coach may not always be open.

Whilst every effort will be made to make the attractions of RAIL STORY available, the promoters (KWVR, BLS and VCT) reserve the right to cancel, alter or suspend them without notice and accepts no liability for any loss, inconvenience or delay however caused.

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