What is the Derwent and Wye Valley Railway Trust?

The origins of the Derwent & Wye Valley Railway Trust were in a proposal to set up a railway charity in 1997 focused on the former railway between Buxton and Ambergate. The trust was finally incorporated on 12 November 2004.

We are an independent registered charity and company limited by guarantee with no share capital. We liaise with Peak Rail Plc and the Peak Railway Association which provides volunteers for a number of projects.

The trustees of the charity also act as directors of the company.

©Sheila Rayson

What are our Charitable Aims?

“To obtain, restore, preserve and operate a representative collection of heritage railway buildings, structures, rolling stock and artefacts for use by, exhibition to, and for the education of the public in the infrastructure, management and the operation of railways between Ambergate and Buxton in the County of Derbyshire.”

Latest News

New Trustees

The trust is very pleased to announce that Susan and Russell Morgan have been appointed to the Board of trustees with effect 6th October 2020. The board made the appointments at its meeting and is delighted that Russell will take over as Treasurer when Roy Mackinlay gives up this role which he has carried out to great effect for the last 6 years.

Darley Dale Platform Lights

After a great deal of hard work by trustee Ben Riley and volunteers from the Peak Railway Association, Darley Dale Station has both the up and down platform lights shining brightly again. For the 'down' platform (where the main station building is located), this is the first time that platform lights have shone since the station closed in 1967 and the line itself closed in 1968.

Our Trustees

David Lathrope MBE (Chairman)
Russell Morgan (Treasurer)
Susan Morgan
Roy Mackinlay
Jackie Statham
Ben Riley

Company Secretary

Roger Horne