Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Built to serve the local mill trades in the late 19th Century, the Railway is just over 4 & 1/2 miles long but yet still manages to pack six stations in
Throughout the year the steam trains run regularly and the Railway has many special events. There are also a number of 'Special Experiences' such as Dining Trains and Footplate Experiences For details click here
The main town at the foot of the Valley has all the amenities that you would expect in a large town serving the surrounding area.
- Connections with the national railway network
- Limited free parking
- Shop, buffet & picnic area
- Toilets and level access
Ingrow has 2 award winning Railway themed museums.
Museum of Rail Travel
You don't have to be a railway enthusiast to enjoy the delights of this museum which houses several beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages. Throughout the museum there are displays of signs, posters and small exhibits from the railway of yesteryear now swept away as modernisation gripped the railway network.
Visitors can sit in the carriages and imagine what rail travel used to be like as sound and video presentations help bring the past to life and experience travel as it used to be in days gone by. See the differences between 1st, 2nd and 3rd class and imagine how it used to be for the masses as the gentry rode in exquisite luxury. Items from the Vintage Carriages Trust Collection have appeared in over 60 productions including South Riding, Cranford, North and South and Sons and Lovers and, most recently, filming took place of Testament of Youth, a major feature film to be released in 2015. There is also a shop selling a wide range of railwayana, magazines, books, model railway items as well as refreshments and ice creams.
- The exhibition in the Museum has been created so you may follow a route, indicated by numbers on the panels, and take a brief journey through aspects of railway history. You will be able to understand something of the pastimes of trainspotting and playing with model train sets, and how these hobbies gave rise to today's railway enthusiasts and eventually the formation of the heritage railway movement. Climbing the spiral staircase (or taking the lift) to the first floor, the visitor enters the Motive Power Department. lt is here you will discover a story of the steam locomotive, how it was built and by whom, how it functions, and the drivers and firemen who operated them.
The smallest 'full size' railway station in the UK opened with the purpose of serving a small local mill.
This station might look familiar... that's because it was in 1970 version of the film The Railway Children!
The world of Wuthering Heights is brought to life in the famous village of Haworth. It is also where the locomotive works take place and has a viewing and picnic area.
Connecting bus to Haworth Parsonage and old village runs on summer Sundays and when the "Orange" timetable is in operation.
Large free car park,buffet & shop,picnic area
Keighley & Worth Railway, The Railway Station, , Haworth,, West Yorkshire, BD22 8NJ27.37 miles
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