Volunteers needed for Burnley's miniature railway

If you've ever dreamed of driving a train, Thompson Park Railway could be the answer.

More volunteers are needed to help out on a range of tasks at the ever-popular miniature railway at Burnley s Thompson Park.

Whether selling tickets, replacing sleepers, doing joinery, painting, maintaining plant, machining parts, being a guard, cleaning stock and locomotives, gardening, helping visitors or keeping the railway tidy – all the tasks needed to maintain and operate the popular miniature railway are carried out by volunteers.

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Mike Bailey, honorary secretary, said: "We always need people, male or female, who are skilled or adaptable, regardless of age (minimum 16) who can give time, regularly or not, and are willing to learn while enjoying working with others.

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    "Whatever your background we should be able to find a satisfying and rewarding volunteering opportunity for you – perhaps you too could one day be an engine driver."

    Anyone interested should call Mike on 07957714148.