The Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust LtdSubscribe to 60007

Registered Charity Nº1079591

Will You Volunteer?

Sir Nigel Gresley is presently undergoing overhaul at the National Railway Museum and in connection with this the Engineering Team is looking for volunteers now to help progress this work.

Your Engine Needs You Darrin in the cab of 60007

This could be you - Darrin Crone, Locomotive Engineer, in 60007's cab at the NRM.

To volunteer, or to ask for more information, please e-mail Darrin at:

  • No special skills are required, just enthusiasm and willing to work as part of a dedicated team of volunteers.
  • 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 volunter, and fit enough to be able to contribute to the team.
  • We work Tuesdays to Saturdays, approximately 8.30am to 4.30pm, with most volunteers doing a day per week though some do more and some less.
  • 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 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 engineering skills from qualified engineers and experienced volunteers.
  • The opportunity to join the mainline support crew when the loco returns to steam.

Some of our existing volunteers:

From front: Peter Brackstone, George Colclough, Mike Page and John Furness removing the superheater elements
Left to right: John Furness, Mike Page, Darrin Crone, Peter Brackstone, Andy Barwick after removing the insulation!
Dave Lee working at the firebox end
Mike Page die-nutting the boiler bands
Andy Barwick releasing the crinoline
Peter Brackstone with one of the brake hangers
Andy Barwick steers a flue tube away from Flying Scotsman
Bob Shearman drives forward the last of the flue tubes
Bob Shearman cleaning between the frames

To volunteer, or to ask for more information, please e-mail Darrin at:

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