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About the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association

The Organisation

The Association is a charitable membership organisation formed as a company limited by guarantee and is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association.


Each principal member of the Association is, therefore, a member of the company and has a right to attend and vote at the company general meetings.

Members support the Association by volunteering their services free, by paying an annual subscription and by making donations.

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The main charitable objectives of the Association are:


  • to restore, renovate, preserve, maintain and operate the railway between Duffield and Ravenstor Stations, as a working heritage railway for the enjoyment of the general public, providing both educational and entertainment activities.

  • to restore, renovate, preserve and maintain artefacts and other heritage features connected with the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

  • the purchase, restoration and maintenance of heritage railway rolling stock.

The Association continues to support specific projects undertaken by WyvernRail plc, which are in line with the Association’s charitable activities.

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