Volunteering & membership

Time on your hands? Have a skill you can pass on?

You can make a positive contribution to Britain’s industrial heritage!

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre at Quainton always welcomes new faces to join its ranks, and there is something for just about everyone to get involved with.

Want to drive or restore a steam locomotive? Paint a building? Lay some track? Do some gardening? Help in the shop or cafe? You will be made very welcome! But there are other things of interest – the range of activities is wide: train driving to repairing the track, fence painting to carriage re-building, machine shop work to making sandwiches and cooking hot meals, selling tickets and giving guided tours to schools. Full training is provided where needed. 

Maintaining and operating this leading Railway Centre is a seven days a week operation – many “early-retireds” work at the Centre mid-week – and involve more than one member of their family too! 

You need to be over 16 and a member of the Quainton Railway Society (£35 per year, concessions available) which entitles you to take part in all activities and benefits regular newsletters and full training as required.

Prospective members please call the office on 01296 655720 or fill in our online form to register your interest.