An exhibition will reveal how a steam railway was saved from the scrapheap 40 years ago.

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway was launched on Saturday, June 29, 1968, just two months before steam on Britain's main lines was due to fold.

The volunteer railway's rise from the ashes will be detailed at the Museum of Rail Travel, Ingrow Railway Centre, at Ingrow, Keighley, from Saturday March 22.

Stars of the show will be one of the two steam locomotives that hauled the re-opening train back in 1968, and one of the carriages.

Both have been specially restored to their distinctive 1968 liveries.

Locomotive no 72 will be paired with ex-Metropolitan Railway carriage no. 427.

Trevor England, Chairman of the Vintage Carriages Trust which owns the Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow, said: " In view of our close links with the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, we thought it would be a good idea to celebrate the 40 years of operation with this exhibition."

It will open from 11.00 - 16.30 every day until the end of October. Further information is available at