Ingrow

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Ingrow Station

Ingrow is a suburb of Keighley, West Yorkshire, England that lies on the River Worth.[1] The name Ingrow comes from Old Scandinavian which means 'corner of land in the meadow.'[2] The suburb is located on the A629 road and is 0.93 miles (1.5 km) south west of Keighley town centre.[3]

It is the location of the Ingrow Railway Centre with two railway museums: the Museum of Rail Travel owned by Vintage Carriages Trust, and Ingrow Loco, owned by the Bahamas Locomotive Society. The museums (off South Street A629) are adjacent to Ingrow (West) railway station on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, a 5-mile (8.0 km) long heritage railway which serves Keighley, Ingrow, Damems, Oakworth, Haworth and Oxenhope.[4]

Between 1884 and 1955 Ingrow had a second railway station (Ingrow East), adjacent to, but 40 feet (12 m) higher than the current railway station. This station was on the Great Northern route between Keighley, Halifax and Bradford Exchange.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Ingrow, in Bradford and West Riding | Map and description". www.visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Ayto, John; Crofton, Ian (2005). Brewer's Britain and Ireland. London: Weidenfeld Nicolson. p. 569. ISBN 0-304-35385-X. 
  3. ^ "OL21" (Map). South Pennines (A2 ed.). 1:25,000. Explorer Map. Ordnance Survey. 2008. ISBN 978-0-319-24012-0. 
  4. ^ Simon, Jos (2011). Yorkshire (1st ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 115. ISBN 978-1-84836-603-9. 
  5. ^ Armour, Chris. "Disused Stations: Ingrow East Station". www.disused-stations.org.uk. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 

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Coordinates: 53°51′N 1°55′W / 53.850°N 1.917°W / 53.850; -1.917