Locomotive Engineering

Opportunities are available to either utilise existing skills or gain new ones working on maintenance and heavy overhauls of our fleet of steam and diesel locos.

Carriage and Wagon 

The Carriage and Wagon Department carries out major overhauls and repairs to our fleet of coaches at Pickering, including internal refits, body repairs, bogie and brake overhauls. Painting, welding, joinery, plumbing, electrical and upholstery skills are amongst those needed for this work. The volunteers play a critical role in ensuring that our passengers’ journeys are pleasant ones. Depending on where your skills and interests lie, the NYMR has various specialist groups, such as the LNER Coach Association, which restores teak bodied coaches in its purpose-built workshop. A relatively recent development is the establishment of the Railway’s Wagon Group, which cares for our demonstration freight train.

Volunteering Commitment:

  • Attend Induction Course. 
  • Commit to attending on average at least two occasions per month or equivalent throughout the season.
  • To qualify for safety critical roles, it takes on average two or three years to qualify as Fireman and a further 240 turns to become a Driver, depending upon performance. 
  • A reasonable level of health and fitness is required. 


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