The dramatic transformation wrought by the Wensleydale Railway Trust on the long-disused ex-North Eastern Railway station at Scruton, to the west of Northallerton, was recognised on Saturday 16 April 2016 when the Railway Heritage Trust Conservation Award for 2015 was unveiled.

The award, announced at the NRHA award ceremony held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London on 2 December 2015, was unveiled by Sir William McAlpine, chairman of the Railway Heritage Trust, in front of members of the WRT and invited guests.

The work on the restoration of the station was extensive — both internally and externally — and the resulting structure demonstrated a considerable amount of attention to detail and excellent workmanship with the result that a once derelict country station has been brought back into use.

Scruton takes Railway Heritage Trust Conservation Award

With the newly unveiled plaque on the wall behind them, from the left are John Ellis, chairman of the NRHA, Lord Faulkner, president of the Heritage Railway Association, Sir William McAlpine, chairman of the Railway Heritage Trust, and Robin Leleux, chairman of the NRHA adjudicators.