Facilities available for groups and education establishments
At our Ingrow West Station we have great educational facilities, these include our RailStory museums and the Learning Coach. These facilities offer a varied and comprehensive range of educational packages which will complement classroom learning. With links to specific Key Stage subjects, it is the perfect contextual and experiential addition to the learning provision for every child.
Our workshops cater for Early Years to Key Stage 3. Topics include Seaside Holidays, World War II, Industrial Revolution, the Railway Children, Science, Engineering and Film Making.
Plan Your Visit
There’s plenty to choose from to fill your day and group bookings benefit from reduced fares. Select one, two or all of the following options:
- Travel on our Railway from any station – single, return or full line journeys are available.
- Visit our two museums at Ingrow West – the Engine Shed and Carriage Works.
- Book one of our curriculum-linked workshops.
For more information visit the Rail Story website
Ingrow Education Centre Brochure
History of the KWVR
The Worth Valley branch out of Keighley opened in 1867, funded predominantly by local wealthy mill owners. Within a very short time, the railway became part of the Midland Railway until in 1923 at the Grouping, it was absorbed into the new London Midland and Scottish Railway. Upon Nationalisation in 1948, the line became part of British Railways and, with its fortunes declining with the rise of competition from the roads, the branch closed in 1962.
A Preservation Society was formed which created a Company to buy the line outright, lease access into Keighley station and operate a regular public service. After many years of volunteer struggle, the line re-opened to passenger traffic in June 1968, although that dream of operating a regular public service never came to fruition.