Engineering and carpentry volunteer

Engineering and carpentry volunteer

Organisation role · Flexible hours
GL13 9UB, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
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Vale of Berkeley Railway Charitable Trust
#65042
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Summary

The Vale of Berkeley Railway Charitable Trust (VOBRCT) needs volunteers to
work in its fully equipped machine shop and carpentry workshop.

Detailed description

The Vale of Berkeley Railway Charitable Trust (VOBRCT) needs volunteers to work in its fully equipped machine shop and carpentry workshop. If you have previously worked in these areas this is a great opportunity to refresh and reuse your skills. We are repairing engines - mainly metal-work and rolling stock - which involves both metal-work and carpentry. We also manufacture items for sale in our shop and for external customers.

Ideally, volunteers will be experienced carpenters or metal-workers. You will be handling the full range of relevant tools - eg lathes, saws, angle grinders, milling machines etc. You will be able to bring your own design skills to bear on the repair/ conservation issues that arise when repairing historic railway artefacts.

The Shed is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays

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About Vale of Berkeley Railway Charitable Trust

We're bringing heritage trains back to the Sharpness Branch - creating a tourist attraction and education attraction to show how this charming line served the community and took goods from dock to door.
Our aim is to reopen the Sharpness branch line, in Gloucestershire, to passengers as a heritage railway tourist attraction, rebuilding some of the key structures that once adorned this historic joint GWR & LMS Severn & Wye Railway. We have established an engineering facility based in the Old Engine House by the docks, to restore heritage locomotives, rolling stock and other items from a bygone era, and to serve as an initial base for the Vale of Berkeley Railway. Now we are working on developing the original Sharpness freight sidings site, as the next phase in our plans to establish a Heritage Railway operation towards Berkeley.