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The Tanfield Railway is operated and maintained by volunteers.
Since a group of friends got together in the late 1960s and decided that something must be done to save the North East's railway heritage, the Tanfield Railway has depended upon passionate volunteers.
Whether serving tea, selling tickets, replacing sleepers, doing joinery, painting, maintaining plant, machining parts, being a guard, cleaning locos, repairing exhibits, gardening, helping visitors, or keeping the place tidier - all the tasks needed to maintain and operate the Tanfield Railway are carried out by volunteers.
We always need people who are skilled or adaptable, regardless of age, who can give time (regularly or not), and are willing to learn while enjoying working with others. Whatever your background we should be able to find a satisfying and rewarding volunteering opportunity for you - perhaps you too could one day be a steam engine driver!
Register your interested now by filling in the below forms.
19 January 2020