Ongoing Restoration of 205001

In 2014 we managed to return our “Thumper” diesel multiple unit to service. The unit still needs work to bring it up to a good standard including refurbishing the first class area, replacing vandalised scratched glass and minor electrical items.



The Knees Woodland is home to an education zone and a set of WW2 Trenchs that were occupied during the war. The woodlands require love and attention to keep the paths clear, trees safe and to preserve the ancient woods.

Cosmetic Restoration of St Dunstan

Our ex-colliery steam locomotive is currently undergoing a cosmetic restoration. This requires welding skills, painting and the cab refitting.

Flower Beds

With all the recent changes and clearing of certain areas of the Railway we are looking for gardeners to help us beautify the site and maintain flower beds and gardens.

We are always looking for new volunteers to help us with these tasks, so if you can spare any time at all, check out the Get Involved page. Don’t forget, its not all trains and wagons, the site, gardens and buildings always need love and attention too!