This page explains the way the GWSR plc and the GWR Trust work together to ensure the success of the railway.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway plc (GWSR) operates the railway, which is owned by its shareholders.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Trust (GWRT) was formed to bring together those interested in supporting the railway.
All the working staff of the railway report to the GWSR, and are all unpaid volunteers who must in addition be current members of the GWRT.
The day-to-day operations of the plc and the Trust are in the hands of boards of directors that are elected by their respective members (or shareholders). Coordination is facilitated by having some directors who sit on both boards. The management team at the GWSR sets the strategic goals for the railway, and directs the activities of the volunteer workforce.
The GWRT produces The Cornishman house magazine, and organises various social activities for the members and volunteers.
Any profits that arise in either organisation are ploughed back into the railway to ensure its continual enhancement. Membership of the GWRT and shareholdings in the GWSR are encouraged at all levels.