We are an entirely voluntary run organisation, and there are many areas which require staffing in addition to the obvious need for train crews. New recruits are always very welcome!
Please view the Video below to see some of the activities that our volunteers are involved with and to get a feel for the extent of the site.
Shed erection, station repairs, retaining walls etc,
We open on certain Sundays and Wednesdays between Easter and October .
Staff required to serve tea,coffee, soft drinks, pieces of cake, crisps etc. - no cooking required!
Gardening & Grass Cutting
We have several areas of both grass and "jungle" which need to be kept in good order plus a small flower bed.
Tree pruning - normally undertaken by members who have chain saws - and log fires !!
Painting & Decorating
Mainly the application of wood preservative to our various sheds from time to time.
For instance our members have recently built a new petrol / battery loco.
Station Staff / Visitor Greeters
To welcome our visitors and direct them onto the trains - at busy times we can have 7 trains on the system at any one time with each one holding up to 15 passengers.
To check the track for alignment and re-pack ballast as required to ensure a smooth ride.
The site is built on London clay and following long dry (or wet) spells the track is prone to movement.
We can offer training on petrol and steam locos and you will have to undertake a test before being allowed to carry passengers.