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The East Lancashire Railway is dependent on its volunteer to operate our heritage rail services.  There are currently 800 volunteers who give up their free time, either mid-week or weekends to work in a variety of departments (listed below).  No matter your background or level of experience, the Railway can find a place for you.  

To start your volunteering journey with us, join us on one of our monthly Members' Tours, click here for more details.

In addition to the satisfaction gained from working in a heritage railway environment, you and your partner will receive free travel and the opportunity to enjoy staff discounts on a range of goods and services.


For more information on becoming a working member, please contact the Volunteer Liaison Team on 07585 198455 or at


Members tour dates are listed on the Tours page in the Members Area.

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