Volunteering

Volunteering at the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

The guard cleaning carriages. (C) Dave Outibridge Did you know that the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is maintained and operated entirely by volunteers?- and we always need more to help lighten the load!Whatever your background or skills we can find a role that will allow you to contribute towards making the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway a successful heritage line. A P-Way 'outing' to Healy Mills to collect materials from Leeds First remodelling. (C) YDRMT

We are particularly keen to recruit people from all walks of life and all age groups to train as operating staff, e.g. guards, signal men, footplate crew, station staff, on-train buffet staff, shop assistants and tea room staff so that we can offer a fully-staffed and operational railway with shops and tea rooms on every operating day. We run trains every weekend and up to 7 days per week in Summer; your help can make all the difference!

Operating staff are also encouraged to take on another role within the railway and our railway is operated by the same people who restore and maintain locomotives and carriages, lay and maintain track and signals, maintain and decorate buildings.Driver with Wheldale in platform 2 at Embsay. (C) Andy ListerFull training is provided and, although it may take some time to make the step up to engine driver, there are immediate vacancies for all roles.

Do you feel that you are stuck in a rut at weekends? Do you fancy a holiday with a difference? Join the volunteers of the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales!

Visit our membership page now for more details and to download our membership form.