Stephenson Steam Railway - Workshop

The railway relies on a skilled team of workshop volunteers to keep our heritage locomotives and rolling stock running. Volunteers maintain, overhaul and restore steam/diesel locomotives, carriages and wagons as well as painting, machining, welding & fabrication, construction and woodwork. Whatever your interests or abilities there is a range of tasks to be completed in the workshop to suit everybody.

We have volunteers of varying levels of experience, including time-served engineers, who are always happy to pass on skills and knowledge to those who are ready to learn. Volunteers in the workshop never stop learning as they encounter new challenges and overcome new issues with the rolling stock every week.

Every volunteer in the footplate department, especially cleaners/trainees, are encouraged to get involved with the workshop. Maintaining, dismantling and restoring steam locomotives and rolling stock is the best way to learn how they work!

Qualifications Required

  • Covid 19, return to, or starting to volunteering Must be eLearning covid19 response
  • Equalities Data returned Must be Returned
  • General induction Must be attended
  • Photo Consent form signed Must be Yes
  • Read Volunteer policy and volunteer agreement Must be yes
  • Read Volunteers returning to Museums information Must be Completed