I have also seen this proposal and am in 2 minds about it. It does seem an opportunity for the railway to reduce its debts and gain a fund which will enable some c£200k of investment. It does seem that the buyer is fully supportive of the aims of the railway and intends to operate Aysgarth Station as a 'hobby' railway with some public access, I wonder if this would permit full access for through trains when WR extends through the site? A Memorandum of Understanding would be signed outlining both the parties intentions to cooperate in the delivery of mutually beneficial outcomes. If this buyer is genuine then it will indeed be a great help for the WR, however, there is always a chance that Aysgarth will remain with restricted access and the jewels will have been pawned and the ticket lost. This a question for the plc, not the Trust. meeting on 9th Sept at Leyburn. Obviously I am not party to any deeper info than other Trust members so my opinions are purely my own, which explains why they are confused, I am not urging any action in any vote.