Volunteering and Working Weekends


There are a number of ways to support our project in addition to membership or sharesholding if you are able to spare some of your time to assist us either at our working weekends or be part of our engineering team, see below, or you might wish to assist us with our sales and publicity stand at various railway galas and events to raise awareness of our project, raise funds through sales of our merchandise and recruitment of new members / contributors to the project. If you are interested please contact our chairman / volunteer liaison officer Andrew Collett here  

Working Weekends & Sales Stands

We aim to hold at least one working party weekend a month in co-operation with our friends at  the Swindon & Cricklade Railway.  We also have our sales stand present at a numbr of events throughout the year.

As always with our working weekends, no experience is necessary just enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved. If you are interested please contact our contact our chairman / volunteer liaison officer Andrew Collett here  for a volunteer form to fill out.

Please note: as well as being a member of the General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society, see joining details here, you will also need to be a Member of the Swindon & Cricklade Railway this ensures that all our working weekend activities are fully covered by insurance.

Note: due to Covid-19 secure working practices we have to limit working party numbers and therefore attendance of the following working weekends is strictly by prior agereement with our our chairman / volunteer liaison officer Andrew Collett only.

Our current planned dates for our working weekends, or sales stand, are as follows:

15th  May - Annual General Meetings

28th / 29th May - Working weekend

3rd to 5th June - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway - Cotswold Festival of Steam Gala - Sales Stand 

25th / 26th June - Working weekend

2nd / 3rd July – Swindon & Cricklade Railway – Diesel Gala – Sales Stand

23rd /24th July - Working weekend

13th / 14th August – Swindon & Cricklade Railway – Past and Present Family Festival – Sales Stand

20th / 21st August - Working weekend

27th / 29th August – Swindon & Cricklade Railway – Day out with Thomas – Sales Stand

17th / 18th September - Working weekend

24th / 25th September – Swindon & Cricklade Railway – Military Weekend  – Sales Stand

15th /16th October - Working weekend

12th /13th November - Working weekend

10th /11th December - Working weekend

14th /15th January 2023 - Working weekend 

11th /12th February 2023  - Working weekend

11th /12th March 2023 - Working weekend

These dates are subject to confirmation please check prior to attending with our contact our chairman / volunteer liaison officer Andrew Collett here