Will You Volunteer?
Sir Nigel Gresley is presently undergoing overhaul at the National Railway
Museum and this could be your once in a life time chance to get involved in the overhaul of a
This could be you - Darrin Crone, Locomotive
Engineer, in 60007's cab at the NRM.
As the locomotive reassembly is underway we are seeking volunteers with mechanical
engineering skills. Do you have these skills and want to contribute to a meaningful goal and join a
great team of like minded people? Whether you were trained in industry or developed your skills as
a hobby, such as in model engineering, vehicle or railway restoration we would be pleased to
receive an offer of help from you. We are particularly keen to add to our pool of mechanical
fitters, pipe fitters, boilermakers and platers, welders and fabricators.
You are guaranteed to receive a warm welcome, we will do all we can to ensure you
find your participation rewarding.You must be 18 or older to volunteer, and fit enough to be able
to contribute to the team. We work Tuesdays to Saturdays, approximately 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m, with
most volunteers doing at least a day per week. I will reply to prospective volunteer emails as soon
as I can depending upon workload, but normally within a couple of days.If you are not already a
member you must join the SNG Trust if you wish to work with us beyond an introductory period
- Access to the locomotive at major milestones and events during its overhaul.
- Opportunity to learn about the detailed construction and maintenance of the A4 locomotive.
- Opportunity to learn steam locomotive engineering skills from qualified engineers and
- The opportunity to join the mainline support crew when the loco returns to steam.
Unfortunately we can not cover travelling or accommodation costs. Before applying
ensure your volunteering is sustainable. Only by regular attendance can we make effective use of
your skills. Regular attendance allows us to give you ongoing projects which will develop and
integrate you with the existing team.