FAQs

Is the Railway Heritage Trust part of Network Rail?
What does the Railway Heritage Trust give grants for?
  • The conservation and enhancement of buildings and structures which are owned by Network Rail or part of the Highways Agency Historical Railways Estate and that are either listed, scheduled Ancient Monuments, in Conservation Areas, or are of special architectural or historical interest.
Can the Railway Heritage Trust provide me with records about my family members who worked on the railway, or about railway buildings and structures?
  • The Railway Heritage Trust is a grant giving body, and does not hold historical records.
Can the Railway Heritage Trust give grants for property on heritage railways? Can the Railway Heritage Trust give grants for property that used to be owned by BR or Network Rail, that now needs repair?
Can the Railway Heritage Trust give grants for heritage rolling stock?
  • No. The Railway Heritage Trust only supports work on buildings and structures.
Can I become a member of the Railway Heritage Trust?
  • The Railway Heritage Trust is a company limited by guarantee. It does not have any public membership.
What are the differences between the Railway Heritage Trust and the Heritage Railway Association?
  • The Railway Heritage Trust is concerned with the conservation and enhancement of buildings and structures which are either owned by Network Rail or part of the Highways Agency Historical Railways Estate that are either listed, scheduled Ancient Monuments, in Conservation Areas, or are of special architectural or historical interest
  • The Heritage Railway Association is a trade grouping that represents the majority of heritage and tourist railways and railway preservation groups within both the UK and Ireland.