Home of the L&YR Trust

  • LNWR Coak Tank 1054 heads all our carriages along GN Straight on the Worth Valley during their 50th anniverary celebration in June 2018. Photo from 'feroequinologist' of Flickr


Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation which owns a unique collection of steam locomotives and carriages previously owned by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway over 100 years ago.

Registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales with Registration Number 1157071, the origins of the Trust go back to 1964 when a group of enthusiasts in Rochdale established the L&Y Saddletanks Fund.

Our locomotives are located at 3 preserved railways in Lancashire and Yorkshire, Pug 51218 at the Worth Valley, Pug 19 at Ribble Steam Railway at Preston, Saddletank 752 at East Lancashire Railway at Bury. Restoration of 752 is nearly complete and it should be back in service in early 2020.
51218 is likely to be the next restoration project, 19 is on static display.
Our 4 carriages are normally on public display in the Exhibition Shed on the Worth Valley at Oxenhope when they are not in use, but this is not always possible due to operational requirements.
In 2019 we have also rescued the body of an L&YR family saloon which was threatened with destruction, this is in secure private storage at the moment whilst options for its restoration are investigated.