Our Railway Needs YOU!

Our Railway Needs YOU!

Our Railway Needs YOU!

The miniature railway at Newby Hall is looking for volunteers to help run this ever-popular attraction. The railway runs throughout the award-winning gardens at Newby Hall and comprises one steam train, The Royal Scot’ and two LPG engines, Lady Mary Vyner  and the Countess de Grey.

The railway is run by a small, friendly team who are looking to expand their team of volunteers so all services can run smoothly and on time!

No experience is necessary, just a ‘can do’ attitude as full training will be given.

  • Around 6-8 vols required
  • Each needs to commit one day per week, preferably all year round
  • Weekend volunteers particularly needed
  • Tasks will include maintenance and repairs of engines and carriages (painting, carpentry and some mechanical work), trackside maintenance, some driving (electric, lpg & steam engines), ensuring passengers’ safety
  • Must be robust enough for working outside in all weathers and on their feet all day
  • Over 18s only
  • Common sense, cheerfulness, reliability and teamwork are vital qualities.  Railway experience is not.

If this sounds to be of interest and you would like to work in a stunning location, please email a covering letter to: railway@newbyhall.com

Picture Credit Charlotte Graham

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