We are located at:-

Ingrow Station, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Interior of Museum Building

Ingrow Loco

is the museum and workshop of the 'Bahamas' Locomotive Society and tells a story of the steam locomotive, and the people involved in its manufacture, operation, and maintenance.

The Museum exhibition has been created so you can explore how the steam locomotive functions, who 'made it go', and how it was built - from the drawing board to the workshop and even to the publicity photograph.

You will also discover how the steam locomotive has fascinated generations of children and adults alike through playing with model railways and even the real thing!

A short guide through railway history will help you come to understand how the railway system has expanded and contracted throughout the life of the steam locomotive - the most human of man's inventions: one that has provided service, employment, and 'wonder' for two hundred years.

A selection of archive film (courtesy of the British Film Institute), and other audio-visual productions, specially chosen to compliment the exhibits are also shown regularly.

Ingrow Loco is housed in the former Midland Railway goods warehouse at Ingrow Station on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in West Yorkshire. Since 1990, volunteer members of the 'Bahamas' Locomotive Society have transformed the original building into two distinct areas The Museum houses our collection of items of railway interest - which at present includes two of our steam locomotives Nunlow and Tiny. The Workshop provides for the maintenance and overhaul of all our locomotives and rolling stock. We are currently working on the overhaul of the National Trust's vintage LNWR 'Coal Tank' No. 1054, and visitors are encouraged to view progress on this locomotive. The Museum exhibition has been created and produced entirely by our own volunteers and is currently open on all Sundays, Bank Holiday weekends, and most Saturdays during the Summer. Visitors to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway who hold a Rover Ticket can gain access to the Museum free of charge, otherwise a small entrance fee of 1.50 is payable for adults. Accompanied children are free.

The 'Bahamas' Locomotive Society

was formed in 1967 with the aim of purchasing and maintaining in working order the former LMS Railway 'Jubilee' class steam locomotive No.45596 Bahamas.

We subsequently established the Dinting Railway Centre in Derbyshire - as a working museum to house Bahamas and our ever-growing collection of locomotives and rolling stock - before we relocated our operations to Ingrow.

We are registered as a Charity for educational purposes, for we continue to aspire to help explain the role of the steam locomotive in the development of this country and its people.

We welcome all help and assistance to maintain and operate Ingrow Loco, and our locomotives.

If you wish to support our aims, membership of the Society is available. Details are available from:

The Secretary Mr.K.J.Tait Flat 6 Heather Court Victoria Grove Heaton Chapel Stockport SK4 5BU

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