YOUR attractive photo feature on Ingrow (West) Station on pages 22 and 23 of last week's Keighley News omits the most important fact of the rebuild, for it was not the Ingrow Station building which was demolished with all stones carefully numbered – it was Foulridge, 15 miles across the border in Lancashire.

On the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (K&WVR) reopening in 1968, the original K&WVR company station building at Ingrow (West) was in such a derelict and dangerous state that trains didn't even stop there, and the building was eventually demolished.

Then during the reconstruction, paving and setting of Ingrow goods yard by the Manpower Services Commission (MSC) in the 1980s, a new station building was sought, of an architectural style which would match the existing K&WVR stations at Oakworth, Haworth and Oxenhope. The former Midland Railway Company station building at Foulridge, derelict but still intact, was chosen and purchased – and it was this building which was moved, stone by precious stone, 15 miles across the border to be reconstructed at Ingrow. The entire task was completed with such skill by the men of the former MSC that the Ingrow station building now looks as if it has always been there, and it certainly fooled your researcher!

The picture purporting to be "the demolished engine shed" is in fact the goods shed timber extension built in 1911 to store increasing quantities of woollen goods being despatched by rail from Clough's Mill. This building has subsequently been rebuilt and is now branded as Ingrow Loco, the museum and workshops of the Bahamas Locomotive Society.

Graham Mitchell, former K&WVR Preservation Society chairman, 1987-99