RAILWAY workshops at Ingrow West Station are opening to the public for the first time.

The sites will welcome visitors this weekend as part of the national Heritage Open Days initiative.

Guided tours of the Carriage Works workshop, run by the Vintage Carriages Trust, take place on Saturday and Sunday.

And the Engine Shed workshop, operated by the Bahamas Loco Society, will be open on Sunday.

Matt Arnold, learning and community engagement manager for the Bahamas Loco Society, said: “We want to offer something different which will appeal to new visitors as well as people who have been here in the past. The tours will be delivered by our experienced and knowledgeable volunteer engineers, who spend many hours looking after our collection of locos and carriages. There’s not a question about the railway they can’t answer!”

The tours start between 10.40am and 3.10pm.

People can just turn-up on the day, although booking is recommended by emailing learning@ingrowloco.com or calling 07825 632123. There is no charge for the tours, but donations can be given.

Both museums will also be free to enter during the weekend.

For details of all Heritage Open Days events, visit heritageopendays.org.uk.