Here is your chance to help restore a steam locomotive!

Newstead upon arrival at the Spa Valley Railway
Credit: Alex Alder

The Spa Valley Railway have announced that they have started a recruitment drive for helpers to restore Newstead.

This locomotive has recently arrived at the railway from the Nene Valley Railway and now it needs the help of volunteers to work on her to bring her back to life.

Volunteers will be able to choose the livery and also be the first ones to drive this lovely locomotive.

At the Spa Valley Railway, locomotive overhauls are all lead by volunteers, no skills are needed and full training will be given to volunteers.

If you want to be part of this journey, then please get in touch via either the Spa Valley Railway website or contacting Alex on 07710750366 or [email protected]

Also, this Sunday, the railway will be holding an open day at the Spa Valley Railway, this is perfect for anyone who is interested in getting involved, whether you are young, old, male or female – you will all be welcome.

So, why not head down to Tunbridge Wells on Sunday anytime from 10-17:00 for a look behind the scenes!

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Michael Holden avatar
I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.