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Durham gambles on heritage railway

Rail

02 October 2020
 

Durham County Council is to give the new owners of the Weardale Heritage Railway a £2.1m grant to help repair the line, despite concerns about the venture’s prospects. 

The Auckland Project, a regeneration charity based in  Bishop Auckland, recently completed the purchase of the 19-mile railway between Bishop Auckland and Eastgate. The line’s US parent company Iowa Pacific Holdings went into receivership last October. 

The Auckland Project has asked the council...

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