The Railway Children Film


Edith Nesbit's famous story The Railway Children first appeared in serialised form in The London Magazine in 1905 and was published in book form the following year.

Although the book has remained in print, it is probably fair to say that most people remember the story thanks to the classic 1970 film directed by Lionel Jeffries and starring Bernard Cribbins and Jenny Agutter.

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and the surrounding towns and villages were used extensively in the 1970 film The Railway Children and several of the railway's steam locomotives also featured. The Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel is home to five of the carriages which were used in the film.



Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

The railway is a fantastic day out and a great way to explore Brontë Country. See all the Railway Children locations and stop off at attractions in Keighley or Haworth including the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

Railway Children Self-guided Walk

Find out more about the locations used in the film by following the Railway Children self-guided walk. See the site of the famous landslide, Oakworth Station and Mr Perks' house.


Guided Tours of the Railway

See behind the scenes at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and find out how the railway is run.  There are also Railway Children Special Tours which include all the locations used in the film.   

Day Rover Ticket

A Day Rover ticket is an excellent way to get around Brontë Country. One day's unlimited travel on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway as well as free entry to the Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel and the Ingrow Loco Museum is included in the price.

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