Steam into Ingrow

Ingrow is close to the town of Keighley in West Yorkshire. Situated in Bronte Country, this area is ripe for exploring, whether on foot, mountain bike or on one of the bridleways. The moorland scenery, pretty villages and literary associations with the novels of the Bronte sisters draw tourists from far and wide. Ingrow itself is a friendly place; its St. John the Evangelist Church has family friendly services, and you may be able to join with the community and watch a home match for Ingrow Cricket Club.

Another magnet for visitors to this area is the Keighley and Worth Valley heritage line, running for five miles from Keighley to Oxenhope. Grown-ups and children love the sound, sight and smell of a steam train, and travelling on this line is a terrific way of seeing the countryside. You can stop at any of the stations on the route. The stations themselves are worth seeing, as they have been lovingly restored.

Ingrow is very much part of the railway tourism for the line. Ingrow West is one of the stations, and there are not one, but two award-winning rail museums here. Adjacent to the station, you’ll find the Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel, owned by the Vintage Carriages Trust. Visitors can sit in Edwardian and Victorian carriages in the collection.

Housed in a former goods warehouse at the station, Ingrow Loco Museum is owned by the Bahamas Locomotive Society. This museum has a collection of locomotives in addition to other exhibits and archive film.