We are a vibrant charitable organisation passionate about providing practical learning activities for young people, while supporting our community. We do this with our internationally renowned light railway, which has educated young people for almost 100 years!
The Downs Light Railway Trust receives the Heritage Railway Association's 2021 Award for Small Groups, recognising its work in youth engagement. ...Read more!
Training & Education Operations Officer from the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway endorses the Downs Light Railway Trust's Centenary Development Programme. ...Read more!
Can you help?
Together we can help inspire more young people to take up careers associated with engineering, science, and technology, while working alongside adults keen to expand their own skills and knowledge.
1. SUPPORT US
Donate or support our charitable activities by fundraising and promoting what we do. We will be happy to host donors who wish to visit and see our unique light railway.
2. WE PROVIDE ACTIVITIES
Young people and adults join us and participate in activities to operate and maintain our light railway. They become inspired through practical learning.
3. YOUNG PEOPLE TAKE UP CAREERS
Young people choose to take up apprenticeships or higher education to start careers in engineering, science, and technology.
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