Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT) is situated next to the the Keighley
& Worth Valley Railway at Ingrow Railway Centre, near Keighley,
The Museum is a volunteer body whose main aim is the preservation
of wooden bodied carriages.
are open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day from
11:00am to 4:30pm, there is an admission charge. Contact (01535)
680425 for details. The Museum has wheelchair access. You
can take a 360 degree view inside the Museum more...
There is a shop selling out of print transport books, magazines
and items of railwayana such as lamps and cast-iron railway
signs. The museum has toilets.
Compartment Third Class Brake Carriage Metropolitan Railway
No. 427. The Guard's brake compartment takes up the space of
two compartments. The Guard had responsibility for the train;
ensuring all doors were shut, signal the "right way"
to the Driver, keep a record of times and any delay, and able
to deal with any emergency that may happen.
Seven Compartment First Class Carriage Metropolitan Railway
Picture left is the Metropolitan Railway Coat of Arms used
shortly after the 1905 electrification.
Top left: the Cross of the City of London. Top right: the pre-1910
County of Middlesex. Lower left: The Swan of the County of Buckinghamshire.
Lower right: the Hart of the County of Hertford in a sitting
position. The background of a crimson and ermine mantle is topped
by a clenched fist radiating electrical energy.
Scammell Mark II 6 ton "Mechanical Horse" Tractor
Unit. Built in 1946, painted in London & North Eastern Railway
Built in the 1930's these vehicles were frequently used as
railway parcel delivery service. They were able to pick up and
drop off trailers quickly, using an automatic coupling from
inside the cab.
In July 2002 Greater Manchester Police issued a speeding ticket
to the Museum. The prosecution notice was for the three-wheeled
Scammell which the Police said had been caught on camera speeding
at 44mph in a 30mph zone along Bury Road, Bolton. The Trust
was able to prove that at the time of the offence, the vehicle
was undergoing restoration and was not capable of the claimed
speed, 18mph with a light load is more appropriate. The police
examined their photo and discovered it was the numberplate from
a Belgium car.
By Road: Ingrow is one mile from the centre
of Keighley on the A629 Halifax road, follow brown Museum
signs. There is ample parking at the Museum.
By Bus: Buses from Bradford, Keighley, Haworth,
Halifax and Hebden Bridge pass Ingrow Station gates
Tel: 0113 245 7676 for Bus and Train information
By Rail: Travel to Keighley mainline stn, and
use Worth Valley Railway to Ingrow West Stn. (Please
note the Worth Valley Railway does not operate on certain
For more details visit their website: www.vintagecarriagestrust.org