About The GWRT
Set up in 2009, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Trust (GWRT) aims ‘to maintain and develop a railway museum for the benefit of the public, buffer stop to buffer stop, fence to fence’.
Explore the website to learn how the GWRT have supported the GWSR in the past, how you and your family and friends can join the GWRT as members, donate or leave us a legacy in your will, the “Gift that Lives on”, as your generosity will help us achieve our aims to maintain the GWSR as a living museum for the benefit of all.
Supporting the GWSR
Supporting the GWSR plc, the GWRT provides grant aid to projects and programmes focussing on maintaining, restoring, refurbishing, and in some cases, re-recreating articles of living history, ensuring their survival and providing enjoyment for the young and young at heart to enjoy.
From time to time, the GWRT receives donations or legacies of railway artefacts. As many of these as possible are used or displayed on GWSR but some, with agreement, are sold in order to raise funds for future grants. Please refer to the ‘Legacies’ page for more information.
You can also help us raise funds by making donations via our Office or donate a relevant artefact to us for potential use or display on the GWSR.
Membership is an essential part of the success of GWSR and the GWRT, supporting their aims of providing and maintaining a living museum in the heart of the Cotswolds.
By becoming a member, you will be helping one of preservation's most ambitious and exciting projects to grow.
To find out more about becoming a member, click here.
Discover the diverse opportunities that exist to volunteer on the GWSR; our volunteers provide all of our daily operational roles, from Travelling Ticket Inspector and Booking Office Clerk, locomotive and carriage maintenance and restoration, all the way through to our safety, track maintenance and line side clearance teams.
To find out more about becoming a volunteer, click here.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Trust (GWRT) is a Registered Charity (No. 1133186) and a Company limited by guarantee. The GWRT is managed by a Board comprised of nine Trustee Directors, all of whom are active volunteers working in various departments of the GWSR plc. See below to learn more about the current Trustee Directors and their responsibilities.