Heritage Buses in West Cumbria
WTHT has a lease on the old fire station on King Street close to Workington town centre.
This is home to a number of the Trust's preserved buses, and is our base for restoration of our vehicles. Ex Cumberland Leyland National CHH 210T was refurbished into Poppy Red in 2015 as was ex Leyland test bus National Mark 1 WHH 556S. Currently under restoration is Cumberland's oldest preserved National GRM 353L which is expected to be unveiled to the public on Easter Sunday at the Kirkby Stephen rally.
Next in line is ex Cumberland National Mark 2 KHH 378W which was the first bus preserved by the Trust but currently suffering from a gearbox oil leak and several corroded window pans.
This will be followed by the Trust's recently acquired Olympian DBV 134W, and it's first double decker. This ex Smiths of Marple bus spent some time working for Stagecoach in Cumbria.
Trips and events
We start 2016 with a programme of trips, toy fairs, free bus services, park and rides,
visits to local rallies -
Our first outing is a trip in one of our heritage buses to Glasgow on Sunday 28th
February for Model Rail Scotland at the SECC. With local pick-
See our events page for dates and details of other trips and events.
Railway Station Shop
We have a fundraising shop on Workington railway station which is staffed by volunteers most mornings Monday to Saturday, but we could always use more volunteers to help spread the load and extend the opening hours.
This sells light refreshments, mementos and books. If you are passing through the station, please call in to see us and buy something for the journey.
We have opportunities for volunteers in a range of fields such as newsletter preparation,
fundraising, driving, fundraising, vehicle restoration, fundraising, archive cataloguing
and maintenance, fundraising, site maintenance -
Come along on one of our trips, or have a look under the "Join Us" heading for a membership application form.