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Before you become a Volunteer Working Member, they recommend you become a member of the Northampton & Lamport Railway Charitable Incorporated Organisation (NLRCIO).  This not only provides you with the many benefits of membership.

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

Roles include:.

  • Loco and rolling stock restoration and maintenance (steam, diesel, carriages, wagons) 
  • 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     
  • Buffet, on-train catering and Souvenir shop.


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.

Skills

No experience needed.  There are roles to suit your interests and abilities, you may have skills we don't yet know we need!

Details

  • Age restrictions
    Over 16. If you are under 16, you will have to be supervised by an older volunteer or parent/guardian to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • DBS check required
    Not required.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Training offered for various different roles
  • Volunteer induction
    Railway familiarisation Safety on the railway
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • 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

Location

Pitsford and Brampton Station
Pitsford Road
Chapel Brampton
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN6 8BA

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Interests

  • Arts, Heritage and Entertainment

Activities

  • Advice and Information
  • Computers, IT and Websites
  • Cooking and Catering
  • Creativity
  • Fundraising and Finance
  • Gardening
  • General Helping
  • Marketing and Media
  • One-off Activity
  • Practical Skills
  • Retail

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