Facilities for Film Producers

Vintage Carriages Trust is able to offer its fleet of historic railway carriages for use in suitable film and television productions. Our carriages have appeared in over 60 productions to date.  Click here for a complete list


Attaching a camera to VCT's Great Northern carriage.

Our Museum building is adjacent to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. This privately operated Heritage Railway is a perfect venue for film producers, featuring:

Six stations -  Keighley, Ingrow West, Damems, Oakworth, Haworth and Oxenhope
Approximately 5 route miles of track (some of it double track)
Four signal boxes
Two tunnels
Two level crossings
A turntable
Several bridges and a viaduct
Extensive first hand knowledge of film production requirements.

 

Details of local hotels and guest houses are on the Bronte Country Partnership website.

 

Alternatively, our carriages may be transported by road to other venues of your choice. Our carriages have been filmed at several locations in various parts of England.

 

Frequently asked questions

 

Our carriages may be transported by road to locations all over Britain.  We are often asked these questions in relation to filming assignments in other parts of Britain: 

 

Will your carriages fit on another railway ?

 

The track gauge is the distance between the two steel rails. 

In Ireland the gauge is 5 feet 3 inches.    

The gauge for all carriages owned by Vintage Carriages Trust is 4 feet 8 1/2 inches, known as Standard Gauge.  

The Isle of Man Steam Railway gauge is 3 feet 0 inches.   

There are many different narrow gauge railways (especially in Wales) with gauges of 2 feet 7 inches or less.

 

 

Will the brakes still work on another railway?

 

There are two different braking systems in use.  Most steam locomotives and carriages on preserved railways use Vacuum brakes.    All carriages owned by Vintage Carriages Trust  use vacuum brakes.   However, the Isle of Wight Steam Railway uses air brakes.     The main line national rail network uses air brakes

 

 

Contact Us Today!

 

For further information please contact VCT's Filming Liaison Officer on: 

Mobile  07415 735521;    Museum Tel no 01535 680425;    Fax 01535 610796;   email

 

A selection of thumbnail images shown below give some idea of the potential use of carriages for filming work. 

 

Click on an image to enlarge

Guard's Brake compartment 4-compartment Brake Third No. 143 First Class Compartment
Second Class Compartment First Class Compartment Metropolitan Railway First Class Compartment
Metropolitan Railway Third Class Compartment Corridor view - South Eastern & Chatham Railway Third Class Brake Third Class Passenger Compartment
Third Class Passenger Compartment Metropolitan Railway seven compartment First Metropolitan Railway seven compartment Brake
Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway 4-wheel tricomposite coach, built 1876 East Coast Joint Stock 6-wheel, 4-compartment Brake Third South Eastern & Chatham Railway design Third

 

If, however, we don't have the carriages you are looking for, please try this fully searchable database: The Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey project (5,000+ entries)

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