Registered Office:  22 Calva Road, Seaton, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 1DF

Registered in England as a  limited company (No. 04767337)

Registered Charity No. 1102725

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Registered Charity No: 1102725            Company No: 04767337

Workington Transport Heritage Trust

“Preserving & protecting Cumbria’s transport heritage”

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Preserving the transport heritage of Workington and the surrounding area.

Since its formation in 1996, the Trust and its members have developed their collection of locally important buses, fire appliances and other vehicles. Currently housed at two sites, these are used at a variety of community events.

Although we set out to create a “rail and bus based visitor centre” - we have ended up with buses, fire appliances, and other vehicles, but no railway vehicles - yet! This has been down to what has been available to buy or what has been offered for donation.

We have buses that were built by Leyland in Workington or operated by Cumberland Motor Services.

We give a home to fire appliances, large and small, with local connections.

We run a number of events and open days. Our vehicles attend local rallies and shows including those at Distington, Cockermouth, Keswick and Carlisle.

We have a short lease on Workington’s old fire station which allows us to display our archives and some vehicles. Here we also plan to run some open days in 2014.

Join Us

We have volunteering opportunities in all aspects of restoring, maintaining and driving vehicles. Also in buildings and site maintenance, cataloguing & running our archive, producing educational materials, running trips and events, and fundraising. 

If you are interested in getting involved, please feel free to contact us or download the Membership Application.

Subscriptions run from 1st April to 31st March, but anyone joining in January, February or March has their membership extended until April of the following year.

Rates are:

Adults £10 Unwaged £7 Family £14 Corporate £25

Our 24 page quarterly newsletter Wheels and Tracks  is published in January, April, July and October.

Please send your completed form and cheque (payable to WTHT) to Membership Secretary Jim Osborn at 23 Harringdale, High Harrington, Workington CA14 4NU.


We are a completely charitable organisation and rely purely upon donations from our members and supporters. We would be very grateful if you could make a small donation to our cause.


Toy & Model Collectors Fair Sun 25 Oct 2015.

Our next fair at the old fire station, on King Street, Workington, CA14 4DR, is on Sunday 25th October, the day the clocks go back!

We'll be open to the public from 10am to 3pm, with around a dozen traders from northern England and southern Scotland expected to be selling their wares.

Admission for visitors will be £1, accompanied children free.

The hall is accessible, refreshments will be available, there is free disabled parking at the rear of the building, off Frances Croft - and publicity will be improved over our last fair in 2014.

A poster can be downloaded here.

If you would like a stand, we have 6ft tables available at £10 each.

Contact 01900 67389 for more information.

Boxing Day Buses Sat 26 Dec

We are repeating last year's successful three bus operation on Saturday 26th December, giving an hourly Workington town service plus connecting hourly service from West Cumberland Hospital to Workington and Maryport, generally as the Stagecoach 30 (but missing out the college).

Service 30 leaves Workington bus station for Whitehaven and West Cumberland Hospital every hour from 8.45am to 5.45pm.

Service 30 leaves the bus station for Ewanrigg & Maryport every hour from 9am to 5pm.

Service 46 leaves the bus station for Harrington every hour from 9.45am to 4.45pm.

Service 47 leaves the bus station for Seaton every hour from 9.20am to 5.20pm.

The full timetable and details of buses likely to be in use are here.

Planning for our future

We aim to open a museum, in the next few years, to house our vehicles and artefacts plus several privately owned buses and make them more accessible to the public.

Our vehicles include a number of buses, fire engines and other vehicles some of which are used in community events. Volunteers are engaged in restoring, maintaining and operating these historic vehicles. The Trust has a shop & mini-museum at Workington station selling refreshments, souvenirs, etc. It is now located on the left just outside the main waiting room & open Mon-Sat from around 10am to 1pm (if volunteers are available) with proceeds going towards the Trust.

We have established an events programme making our activities self funding whilst building up a financial reserve for the future. Our aim is to build up a visitor attraction in Workington helping to promote more employment, training and volunteering opportunities.