WTHT (Workington Transport Heritage Trust)
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.
We have an extensive archive of local bus and rail material. This includes posters, signs, publicity materials, books, magazines, drawings, photographs, and petrol pumps.
Our shop at Workington railway station sells hot & cold drinks, snacks, souvenirs, WTHT branded items and second hand books. It is by the main waiting room, and is open most Monday to Saturday mornings from around 10am to 1pm – subject to volunteer availability.
Using our heritage buses, we run free buses on Boxing Day running regular services from Workington bus station to Seaton, Harrington, Cockermouth and Maryport.
Our two premises are home to around 11 of our own vehicles plus 11 privately owned guest vehicles. Not all of these are currently fit for the road.We work with groups which include Cumbria Omnibus Group, The 550 Group, Barrow Transport Group, Carlisle Bus Group, and a number of individual owners.
We have a short lease on Workington’s old fire station, pending its demolition for redevelopment. This is our opportunity to have open days to allow the public to see some of our vehicles and displays. Have a look at our events calendar for further information.
If you are interested in getting involved, please feel free to contact us.