Phyllis Rampton Narrow Gauge Railway Trust
The Phyllis Rampton Narrow Gauge Railway Trust is a British charity which is registered with the British Charity Commission as 292240 under the classification of "Education/Training Environment/Conservation/Heritage". The Trust is the 100% shareholder of the Vale of Rheidol Railway in Wales  and was established to both protect the future of the railway and provide funds to build a museum at Aberystwyth station. In June 2010 the trust provided £600,000 towards building a new restoration workshop at Aberystwyth.
Policy and objectives
The Trust's 2006 annual report states:
The objectives shall be to preserve, exhibit, display and loan for demonstration for the public benefit and for the advancement of technical, historical and general education, steam and other railway locomotives, rolling stock, equipment, machines and relics which are historical, operational and of general interest and in addition are of educational value. The objective of the charity is also the preservation, maintenance and promotion of narrow gauge railways.
Collection of locomotives
A common misconception amongst enthusiasts is that the trust owns a large collection of locomotives. The trust itself does not own any locomotives; the Vale of Rheidol Railway Ltd owns a number of locomotives, which are stored on the railway and are listed in the table below. Additionally a director of the Vale of Rheidol Railway, Peter Rampton, privately owns a number of locomotives.
|Builder||Works number||Date||Wheel arrangement||Gauge||Number||Name||Notes|
|BMR/Baguley-Drewry||002||1987||0-6-0DH||1 ft 11 3⁄4 in (603 mm)||10||Operational|
|De Winton||106||1877||0-4-0VBT||1 ft 10 3⁄4 in (578 mm)||1877||Kathleen||ex Penrhyn Quarry railways|
|Decauville||1027||1926||0-4-0T||1 ft 11 3⁄4 in (603 mm)||7||'Progress 5T' type|
|GWR Swindon||1923||2-6-2T||1 ft 11 3⁄4 in (603 mm)||7||Owain Glyndŵr||Awaiting restoration|
|GWR Swindon||1923||2-6-2T||1 ft 11 3⁄4 in (603 mm)||8||Llywelyn||Operational|
|GWR Swindon||1924||2-6-2T||1 ft 11 3⁄4 in (603 mm)||9||Prince of Wales||Operational|
|Henschel & Sohn||11854||1925||1 ft 11 3⁄4 in (603 mm)||1917|
|Hudswell Clarke||D564||1930||4wDM||2 ft (610 mm)|
|Hunslet||7495||1977||4wDM||1 ft 11 3⁄4 in (603 mm)|
|Hunslet||605||1894||0-4-0ST||2 ft (610 mm)||Margaret||ex Penrhyn Quarry railways. Margaret is currently being restored at Aberystwyth by Vale of Rheidol staff. A new boiler made by Woodbines of Chesterfield was delivered in Nov. 2007.|
|John Fowler||15515||1920||0-6-2T||2 ft (610 mm)||23|
|John Fowler||10249||1905||0-6-0STT||1 ft 11 3⁄4 in (603 mm)||6|
|John Fowler||11938||1909||0-4-2T||2 ft (610 mm)||21|
|Kerr Stuart||3114||1918||0-4-0ST||2 ft||Formerly at the Bala Lake Railway and Gloddfa Ganol. Rebuilt on the Amerton Railway by trustee Alan Civil and operated at that railway in 2002. It is currently on loan to the Devon Railway Centre.|
|Maffei||4766||1916||0-8-0T OC + tender||1 ft 11 3⁄4 in (603 mm)||31||DFB No 968||ex Feldbahn|
|Permaquip||005||1985||2w-2DMR||1 ft 11 3⁄4 in (603 mm)||DX68804||Thunderbird 4|
|Plasser||U & T1||1985||4wDH||1 ft 11 3⁄4 in (603 mm)||UGT1|
|Ruston Proctor||51168||1916||4wPM||1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in)||ex-Cotton Powder Company|
|W. G. Bagnall||2228||1928||0-4-4T OC||2 ft (610 mm)||18BG||ex Sha Tau Kok Railway and Victorias Milling Co., Negros Occidental|
- Extract from the Central Register of Charities maintained by the Charity Commission for England and Wales
- Boyd-Hope, Gary (January 2009). "Rheidol revival: 20 years of private enterprise". Steam Railway 358: 91–5.
- Rampton, Peter (January–February 2011). "Viewpoint: Phyllis Rampton NG Trust". Narrow Gauge World 73: 39.
- "Cash injection for historic Vale of Rheidol Railway". BBC News. 24 June 2010.
- Boyd, James I.C. (1985). Narrow Gauge Railways in North Caernarvonshire: Volume 2 The Penrhyn Quarry Railways. The Oakwood Press.