Building Services - restoration & maintenance
article by: PY
The role of this Department on the Railway is to maintain the existing buildings to an authentic and sympathetic taste, which is important due to the heritage nature of the Railway's operations. It is a challenge, but we meet it with enthusiasm and that makes the whole process worthwhile. When you visit us take a look around you and you will see what we mean!
Our job is to maintain and service, as necessary, all of the stations and buildings and from time to time construct new. We cover all aspects of construction from foundations to ridge tiles but we only go as high a single storey building to work on roofs and gutters. As you would expect there is some heavy work, so you will need to be reasonably fit.
Because of the nature of what we do we are always on the lookout for volunteers with relevant skills but particularly those who have current brick laying skills and plumbing and electrical qualifications.
We work as a small team under the Head of the Department meeting on Wednesdays and Saturdays or if required on other days in the week. Our days start at around 9am and finish at 4.30 (ish)!
You will need to provide safety boots, heavy duty gloves and an orange high visibility jacket. An orange jacket is necessary as we work in a railway environment where the yellow high viz jacket is not allowed.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
This department are looking for a skilled bricklayer and a suitably qualified electrician. If this is you and you would like to get involved, please see here to learn how to become a volunteer.