Train Operations Personnel

Train Operations Personnel

South Tynedale Heritage Railway

Key information

Places available



Station House, Alston


We would expect that volunteers give one full day of their time to coincide with the timetabled trains which run at 10.30, 13.00 and 15.00 although some roles require an earlier start and later finish to prepare and settle the engines. The amount of days a volunteer would come to the railway is an entirely individual decision.


Train Driving



Practical, hands on approach


Community Engagement


Role description

We are looking for trainee steam train drivers and firemen to operate our engines Green Dragon and Barber as well as battery electric drivers for Carlisle and Newcastle and diesel drivers for Old Rusty.  We also need to recruit guards to help with the operation of our trains and signallers to work in our signal boxes at Alston and Slaggyford.  Duty Managers are also needed to oversee the daily operation of the railway.  Full training will be given for all the above posts and the length of this training will be determined by the complexity of the role involved.

More detailed information will be available at our Open Day on Saturday 26th November 2022.

Desired Qualities

Dedication and commitment to achieving driver status.

How your time will help our organisation

Full training will be given

Practical Considerations

Getting to Alston by public transport is possible but quite difficult so access to a car would be uesful.