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Ingrow rail museum on track for more TV stardom
A volunteer-run rail museum at Ingrow is on track for more TV stardom.
Carriages from the Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel will appear in a major new BBC drama.
They were used during filming on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway for Peaky Blinders, a six-part gangster drama set in Birmingham in the post-First World War period.
The programme, which stars Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill, is due to be screened on BBC2 from next month.
It is the latest in a long list of filming credits for the rail museum, which is owned by the Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT).
Its carriages and steam locomotives are in popular demand with production companies.
VCT filming liaison officer Paul Holroyd said: “Our oldest carriage dates back to 1876 and our carriages can be filmed at virtually any location that a television company wishes to use. They have been filmed in Hampshire, Shropshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, the outskirts of Birmingham, the Lake District and North Yorkshire, as well as on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway!”
Earlier this year, the BBC political programme This Week was presented from one of its carriages – in Buckinghamshire – and the second series of Cranford featured its steam loco Bellerophon, which was shot at the Foxfield Railway in Staffordshire.
Visit vintagecarriagestrust.org for further information about the museum.