The Engine Shed
The Engine Shed Museum is housed in the former Midland Railway goods warehouse at Ingrow Station on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in West Yorkshire.
The Musuem is open each day between 11.00am and 4.00pm.
This highly acclaimed museum is dedicated to the story of steam locomotives, the people who worked on and with them, the passengers who rode trains pulled by them and those who became fascinated by them. Half of the building comprises workshop facilities where engines being restored can often be seen, whilst the remainder of the building houses displays and other items that will interest anyone.
Throughout the museum, there is a route you can follow to guide you through the exhibits and memorabilia so you can experience how railways used to be. The route will help you understand the history of the railways, the steam locomotive, and the lives of the people who built, operated and maintained them. There are several display cabinets for you to browse so you can take your time and gain a real insight into how things used to be.
While the exhibition has been created for you to 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!
The dual centrepiece of The Engine Shed is the societies locomotives 2258 Andrew Barclay ‘Tiny’ and 1704 Hudswell Clarke Works Number ‘Nunlow’; you can get close to these magnificent feet of engineering or look at what the engineers are currently working on in the workshop.
The Museum Exhibition was created and produced entirely by our volunteers.
The museum is part of RAIL STORY, a collaborative venture with the Vintage Carriages Trust, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and ourselves. We have renamed the museum the ENGINE SHED to help integrate better our ‘story of the locomotive’ with the CARRIAGE SHED and the RAILWAY STATION.
For more information on the RAIL STORY project, please visit www.http://railstory.co.uk