Ingrow (West) railway station

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Ingrow (West)
Ingrow West Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Ingrow
Area City of Bradford
Coordinates 53°51′14″N 1°54′53″W / 53.853940°N 1.914760°W / 53.853940; -1.914760Coordinates: 53°51′14″N 1°54′53″W / 53.853940°N 1.914760°W / 53.853940; -1.914760
Grid reference SE057397
Operations
Operated by Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
Platforms 1
History
1867 Opened
1 January 1962 Closed
1968 Reopened
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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Ingrow (West) railway station is a single-platform station serving the suburb of Ingrow in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England. It is served by the preserved Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

History[edit]

The station opened in 1867, along with the rest of the line, but was closed in 1962. After the station's closure, the existing station building was vandalised, so, when re-opened in 1968, it was used as an unstaffed request stop. An appeal for donations raised enough money to buy the station building at Foulridge (on the Skipton-Colne line) which had closed in 1959 and had been built in a similar style to the other stations on the Worth Valley line. The building at Foulridge was then demolished and rebuilt at Ingrow, opening in 1989.[1]

Ingrow West
To Keighley
Ingrow Loco
Goods Shed
Ingrow Tunnel

The station today[edit]

The station (off South Street, Ingrow) is the first scheduled stop on the line from Keighley railway station. The Vintage Carriages Trust has its Museum of Rail Travel which opened in 1990 next to the station. The station is home to the Bahamas Locomotive Society and its collection of locomotives. The society runs the Ingrow Loco Museum in the former goods shed, which has been extended to create workshop space for the overhaul of its collection of locomotives. The gates at the entrance to Ingrow West are from the former Midland Goods Yard in Keighley, which is now Sainsbury's.

Ingrow had a second station, Ingrow (East), which served the Great Northern Railway's Queensbury Lines to Bradford and Halifax.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Damems   Keighley and Worth Valley Railway   Keighley

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bairstow, Martin (1991). "Along the line". The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway a guide and history. Halifax: M. Bairstow. p. 36. ISBN 1-871944-04-X. 

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