Events Department

The East Lancashire Railway hosts a whole catalogue of events throughout the year from family and enthusiast events to wedding and private functions.

Volunteers within the Events Department carry out the following duties:

  • Carriage Steward

  • Meet and Greet

  • Crossing Supervisor

  • On Train Characters

  • Service Delivery

  • Crowd Control

  • First Aid

You will need to be friendly and enthusiastic as there is a high level of customer interaction involved within this role and therefore demonstrating exceptional customer service to ensure event success is important.


No specific level of fitness is required; however you should be prepared to be on your feet for a considerable period of time. Dress codes for this role vary dependent on each event but is generally white shirt, black trousers/skirt and black shoes.

For more information on becoming a working member, please contact Chris Moore from the Volunteer Liaison Team on 07840 110448 or at

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East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society Ltd.

Company Registration Number 11773904

Registered Charity Number 1190609

Bolton Street Station, Bury, 

Lancashire BL9 0EY

​Telephone: 0333 320 2830

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