Our Departments

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Find out more about all of the railway departments below, and find the best department(s) for you!

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Our Volunteer Departments


Assist in the rebuilding of Broadway Station and its related services.

Carriage & Wagon

Refurbish, restore, maintain or help clean our historic 1950s BR MK1s and wagons

Cheltenham Racecourse

Become a member of the Cheltenham Area Group, and support our Cheltenham Racecourse Station

Construction & Maintenance

Maintain, construct and preserve both our historic buildings and our newer expansions

Diesel Department

Our fleet of historic Diesel locomotives and railcars need maintenance, restoration, and crew

Estates Management

Lineside Clearance & Lineside Drainage keep our railway clear for our passenger's enjoyment

First Response

Help keep our passengers and volunteers safe throughout their day

Guards & Ticket Inspectors

Our on train staff are crucial to the safety and enjoyment of our passengers

Meet & Greet

Host and guide our visiting tour groups, providing an insight into the history of our line

Permanent Way

Ensuring trains and visitors enjoy safe passage along the length of our railway

Railway Catering Services

Catering to hungry passengers and volunteers alike, RCS work both on train and off


Join our retail team, helping customers and providing a friendly face at our stations

Signal & Telegraph

Work in the very heartbeat of the railway, and dig deep into the infrastructure of the Signalling system


Are you ready to take on one of the most important and rewarding jobs on a heritage railway?

Special Events

Santa Trains, Race Trains, Gala Weekends - all need your support

Station Staff

Learn more about our Station Staff and the work they do

Steam Department

Restore, maintain, clean and work your way onto the footplate of our steam engines

Toddington Station

The Friends of Toddington maintain and decorate our station at Toddington

Winchcombe Station

The Friends of Winchcombe maintain and look after our beautiful Winchcombe Station