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Sir Nigel Gresley is presently undergoing overhaul at the National Railway Museum and this could be your once in a life time chance to get involved in the overhaul of a Gresley A4.

Your Engine Needs You Darrin in the cab of 60007

This could be you - Darrin Crone, Locomotive Engineer,
in 60007's cab at the NRM.

As the locomotive reassembly is underway we are seeking volunteers with mechanical engineering skills. Do you have these skills and want to contribute to a meaningful goal and join a great team of like minded people? Whether you were trained in industry or developed your skills as a hobby, such as in model engineering, vehicle or railway restoration we would be pleased to receive an offer of help from you. We are particularly keen to add to our pool of mechanical fitters, pipe fitters, boilermakers and platers, welders and fabricators.

You are guaranteed to receive a warm welcome, we will do all we can to ensure you find your participation rewarding.You must be 18 or older to volunteer, and fit enough to be able to contribute to the team. We work Tuesdays to Saturdays, approximately 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m, with most volunteers doing at least a day per week. I will reply to prospective volunteer emails as soon as I can depending upon workload, but normally within a couple of days.If you are not already a member you must join the SNG Trust if you wish to work with us beyond an introductory period


Unfortunately we cannot cover travelling or accommodation costs. Before applying ensure your volunteering is sustainable. Only by regular attendance can we make effective use of your skills. Regular attendance allows us to give you ongoing projects which will develop and integrate you with the existing team.

Some of our existing volunteers:

From front: Peter Brackstone, George Colclough, Mike Page and John Furness removing the superheater elements
Left to right: John Furness, Mike Page, Darrin Crone, Peter Brackstone, Andy Barwick after removing the insulation!
Dave Lee working at the firebox end
Mike Page die-nutting the boiler bands
Andy Barwick releasing the crinoline
Peter Brackstone with one of the brake hangers
Andy Barwick steers a flue tube away from Flying Scotsman
Bob Shearman drives forward the last of the flue tubes
Bob Shearman cleaning between the frames

To volunteer, or to ask for more information, please e-mail Darrin at:

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