Legacy to the Railway
Help safeguard our future with a Legacy
Making a will is your only guarantee that the proceeds of your
estate will go to the people and causes that you care about.
The day-to-day income from passenger fares, shops and catering
covers the cost of running the trains, including normal maintenance
and renewals but it does not generate enough income to invest in
These include the railway extension northwards, restoration of
historically important heritage trains, building new facilities or
conserving the heritage artefacts and records. We have many plans
for the future to continue to run one of the UK's friendliest and
finest heritage railways, but to do so we would benefit greatly
from people leaving us gifts in their will. Legacies provide
valuable fund investment for the future, not the day-to-day
Your Legacy matters
Surprisingly, only one in three people make a Will, but without
an up to date will, there is a risk that your estate will not go
where you intend. It may even end up going to the Government!
Your Will protects your loved ones and can help prevent more
anguish for them at a difficult time. It is also a chance for you
to leave behind a very special gift to help the causes closest to
your heart, something which is not always possible to do in your
'Remembering the GWSR'
- an explanatory note to help you through the process.
Already made a Will - If you have already made a Will you can
use the attached Codicil
Form which can be completed and added to your existing