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  • 51218 on display at Oxenhope in June 2018 following cosmetic restoration. Photo from Declan Hargreaves

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 preserved railways in Lancashire and Yorkshire, Pug 51218 at the Worth Valley, Pug 19 and Saddletank 752 at East Lancashire Railway at Bury.
Restoration of 752 is complete and it returned to public service in early March 2020.
51218 was intended to be the next restoration project before the Coronavirus lockdown closed preserved railways, it may now be preceded by Pug 19, which has temporarily relocated from the Ribble Steam Railway at Preston to the East Lancashire Railway in January 2020 for evaluation and may not be on public display.
Our 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 fact our Club Carriage 47 is on display at the Vintage Carriages Trust Museum at Ingrow to free up space at Oxenhope for the Worth Valley’s revised passenger facilities.
In October 2020 our Brake Carriage 1474 was taken by road for repair work at the Bury works of the East Lancashire Railway over the winter and will not be on public display
Also not on public display is the body of an L&YR family saloon which was threatened with destruction and we rescued in 2019, this is in secure private storage at the moment whilst options for its restoration are investigated.