Train carriage will be a study zone in Keighley

PLANNING: Debbie Cross says the carriage will help inspire visitors to a railway station

PLANNING: Debbie Cross says the carriage will help inspire visitors to a railway station

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A historic converted locomotive will help inspire visitors to a railway station.

The Bahamas Locomotive Society will teach visitors about history, science and technology at Ingrow railway station, Keighley, from the carriage, which will also include a ‘learning zone’ and factual display.

The Learning Coach is being developed as part of a £776,000 project to restore the 79-year-old steam locomotive Bahamas.

The Society, which is a small museum at Ingrow, won the grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund 12 months ago. The Bahamas was the last steam engine to be used by British Rail and is currently being restored by volunteers and specialist engineers.

The Society’s audience development co-ordinator Debbie Cross said: “We want to move away from the stereotypes associated with heritage railways.

“We want to make ourselves accessible to schools, colleges, universities, independent adults, families, community groups and Third Age groups.”

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