Tips For Volunteers

at Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway

Dress Code

Guards are given a fleece and polo shirt to carry out that role and it forms their uniform. However the roles on the railway are many and varied and volunteers should wear something practical and comfortable for working on the railway. Volunteers however will need to bring their own waterproofs.

Appropriate personal protective equipment will be provided as required.

Volunteer Accommodation

Although its not a requirement to volunteering on the railway, many volunteers are members of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Preservation Society (RERPS). This entitles them to stay at Heywood House, the society’s volunteer accommodation in Ravenglass. It offers high quality affordable accommodation for volunteers who live out of the local area away from the railway. All you need to do to take advantage of Heywood House is join the preservation society. Further details on how to do this and about Heywood House can be found the RERPS website: