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There are many different opportunities to volunteer with the Northampton and Lamport Railway.

Roles include:

1. Loco and rolling stock restoration and maintenance (steam, diesel, carriages, wagons)

2. On-train staff (Guard, Ticket Inspector) Permanent Way & Civil Engineering - Maintenance of the track, line side equipment and structures Lineside and planting - Keeping the railway looking smart—planting flowers, clearing vegetation, etc. Signal & Telegraph - Systems installation, restoration & maintenance of the signals, telephones, networks and signal boxes. Operation of signal boxes during services Infrastructure - Carpenters, joiners, plumbers, civil engineering, electricians Booking Office - Ticket sales and platform duties Catering Department - Platform

3 Buffet and on-train catering Souvenir shop and Emporium bookshop - Staff

There are roles to suit your interests and abilities.

There are working parties on site every weekend throughout the year. The Railway is open to the public on Sundays (plus special events) between April and December

Why not join , make new friends, learn new skills and help preserve and restore part of our local transport heritage.


No experience needed. You may have skills we don't yet know we need!

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  • Arts, Heritage and Entertainment


  • Computers, IT and Websites
  • Cooking and Catering
  • Gardening
  • General Helping
  • Marketing and Media
  • Practical Skills
  • Retail


  • Age restrictions
    over 16
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Training offered for various different roles
  • Volunteer induction
    Safety on the railway
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    Provided you register as a member of the Railway's charity
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No Yes Yes
Afternoon No No No No No Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

There are also some working parties during the week, for those that are available


Pitsford Road
Chapel Brampton

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