DERWENT AND WYE VALLEY RAILWAY TRUST
The DWVRT is a charitable trust limited by guarantee which supports the railway largely through fund raising for specific development projects. These relate to the acquisition, restoration and preservation of heritage railway buildings, structures, rolling stock and artefacts associated with the railway between Buxton and Ambergate for visitors to appreciate, use and enjoy.
The trust has completed work involving the installation of the signal box at Matlock Riverside, visitor interpretation boards at various locations on Peak Rail, and fencing, seating and Midland Railway lamp posts on the down platform at Darley Dale. Work is nearing completion on the restoration of a first class Mark 1 open coach, tops will be fitted to the lamp posts at Darley Dale and proposals have been developed for the restoration and reinstatement of the cast iron footbridge at Darley Dale.
The trust would also like to restore and bring back into use the Grade II listed down platform building at Darley Dale station. The first step in this process has been the lengthy negotiations with the owners, Derbyshire Dales District Council, regarding a lease for the trust.
Further details about projects and fund raising can be found at the Derwent & Wye Valley Railway Trust website