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Chance to find out about volunteering with railway

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Discover more about supporting the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at its annual volunteer day this Sunday.

The registered charity, which is reliant on volunteers, is offering the public the chance to discover what opportunities are available with the popular heritage railway.

People will also be able to speak to volunteers, such as train driver Beth Peppercorn.

“My Mum got me involved in railway preservation at an early age and I was hooked straight away,” he said. “I have the privilege to work with an amazing and diverse group of people which makes volunteering such a rich and rewarding experience.”

Beth’s varied volunteer career has included locomotive cleaner, permanent way gang, loco fitter, painter, signaller shunter, fireman, driver, teacher, equipment remover, signal constructor, line side clearance, bacon butty chef, signal box diagram painter, director and volunteer liaison.

She said: “I have to pinch myself as we are a volunteer crew and we are actually working on the mainline rail network. It is still amazing and every time we round the corner and head to the coast and catch a glimpse of Whitby Abbey, I realise how lucky I am.”

Anyone interested in volunteering should go to Platform 2 at Pickering Station on Sunday at 9.30am.

To register an interest, complete the online form at www.nymr.co.uk

 

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