Be part of the WWLR story...
Join our amazing team of dedicated volunteers helping to run and maintain the railway
You’ll make great new friends and have the opportunity to help our wonderful little railway thrive for the enjoyment of visitors today and for future generations. Volunteers out-of-pocket expenses are met and refreshments are provided. You can also support the railway by becoming a Friend of WWLR.
Email us, call 01328 711630 or pop in and introduce yourself.
It’s a great place to get involved whatever your role; guard to gardener, duty manager to digger driver, platform assistant to office administrator.
We welcome anyone who can either bring previous experience to the team or learn new skills from a supportive and friendly crew. Dedicate as little or as much time as you like.
Help the Chief Engineer with all aspects of looking after our locos, rolling stock and ancillary equipment.
Usually one day per week with our engineer under supervision then other days on delegated work if available.
You’ll be in charge of the train on its eight mile round trip. Dealing with passengers and working with the driver to ensure a punctual, friendly service is maintained.
Full training is provided.
In charge of all train movements throughout the day, supporting the train crews, being the person responsible for operating a service for the passengers.
This is a safety critical role and full competency-based training will be provided.
Could you be ‘the face’ of the railway, in charge of first impressions!?
Meet and greet our passengers and visitors at Wells and Walsingham stations, assist passengers with directions, help with baggage, pushchairs etc, keep the platform tidy and support the guard at busy periods.
Supporting our Operations Manager to keep on top of our four miles of track, rail, track-bed, sleepers, crossings, points and banks.
This is a fun, interesting job and full training is provided, along with safety workwear.
An early morning shift that prepares the steam loco for service. This is hard, physical work but is a hugely satisfying role. The oohs and aahs from the public as your gleaming engine emerges majestically from the engine-shed first thing in the morning will be a source of great pride; your work sets the standard of the railway.
Gardeners & General Maintenance
If you’re green-fingered or handy, we have a role for you. Help us to keep the place safe, clean, in good order and presentable for our passengers.
You can also get involved in the restoration of our Victorian GER carriages.
For Sale: 140 year old GER/LNER six-wheeler railway carriage
We are selling this six-door, six-wheeler carriage which was built in the 1880s. It started service with the GER and then in 1928 was transferred to the LNER for the next three years. The carriage was retired in 1931 (its last inspection is date chalked under the frame) and was moved to March, Cambridgeshire. There it became home for three generations of the same family. A small section was removed to create a sitting room.
The carriage is rare survivor and has a soft and hard wood structure. It is in great shape structurally and would be an amazing conversion or restoration project. We already use one carriage for café seating. Although we had no intention of selling the other, the effects of the coronavirus on the railway have forced our hand. We have to do everything we can to survive this year as the domestic tourism economy has been hit hard.
Historic carriages like this seldom come onto the open market. It is priced fairly to reflect its provenance and condition.