A family attraction for ALL the family
Whatever the weather, there’s plenty to keep families busy at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
Experience the sounds and smells of a steam railway and see engines up close. Children can let off steam in the new playground at Oxenhope, and imagine rail travel from years gone-by at the Rail Story museums at Ingrow.
Here’s all the information you might need here to plan a great day out.
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The second station along the branch, Ingrow West, is home to RAIL STORY where there are two Award-winning museums and entry is free with a Day Rover Ticket.
Find time to stop at Ingrow where Ingrow West Station and Yard have been transformed into Rail Story – a collaborative plan between the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, the Vintage Carriages Trust and the Bahamas Locomotive Society to develop the site progressively giving visitors greater opportunities to learn about and understand about the preservation and conservation of our railway heritage.
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”, the 135-ton express locomotive which has been restored to once more operate on the main-line.