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 level crossings|
|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 07979 837180; 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
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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