The Swanage Railway Trust

The Swanage Railway Trust

Charity information

The Swanage Railway Trust

The Swanage Railway Trust is the controlling body for the Swanage Railway, a 6 mile branch line in Dorset. The Trust aims to preserve and restore the line and heritage equipment for public benefit.

Founded 2000

  • Mission statement

    To preserve and restore for the public benefit items of historical, architectural,
    engineering or scientific value in connection with railways and to advance the education of the public in the history and development of railway transportation. To study, compile records on and acquire, restore, preserve and maintain railway
    lines, locomotives, rolling stock and other items of railway interest, and to provide
    training and instruction in such activities and in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing those associated with the Isle of Purbeck, the former London and South Western Railway, other Railways which were in existence in Southern England during and before the year of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, the Southern Railway, and the Southern Region of British Railways, and to enter into such agreements and to take all such steps as may be necessary for these purposes, and toorganise, sponsor and support displays and such other shows and events for theprovision and stimulation of information, education and interest in such vehicles and other items of railway interest.

  • Aims

    The Swanage Railway Trust aims to:

    • To preserve and restore for the public benefit items of historical, architectural, engineering or scientific value in connection with railways.
    • To advance the education of the public in the history and development of railway transportation.
  • Overview

    Established: August 2000

    Registered Charity Number: 1087318

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 20

    Part time staff: 15

    Volunteers: 300

    Phone number: 01929425143

    Address: Station House Swanage DORSET BH19 1HB

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