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.


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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

East Midlands Railway Customer & Communities Improvement Fund

The DWVR Trust is delighted to receive a £1000 grant from EMR’s Customer and Communities Improvement Fund for improvements at Platform 2 of Matlock Station. This is the platform used by Peak Rail when trains are running into Matlock Town. Read more...

New Trustee Appointment

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Nigel Carabine to the Board of Trustees. Nigel has been an active supporter of, and volunteer on, the Peak Rail Heritage Railway for many years. Previously he has supported the DWVRT's "Tracking our Heritage '' project as a volunteer interviewer in its oral history work. He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm through a number of other groups in which he is involved.

Our Trustees

David Lathrope MBE (Chairman)
Russell Morgan (Treasurer)
Nigel Carabine
Susan Morgan
Ben Riley
Mark Sealey

Company Secretary

Roger Horne