The Churnet Valley Railway is expanding and is looking for volunteers to help sustain its development programme.
A popular tourist attraction, the heritage railway urgently needs volunteer crossing keepers, guards and maintenance workers for its carriage and wagon department.
The Churnet Valley Railway, which operates trains between Cheddleton, Froghall and Cauldon Low, has ambitious plans. It has launched a public appeal to raise £450,000 to buy shares in Moorland & City Railways which is proposing to reopen the disused line between Leek and Stoke-on-Trent. £200,000 has already been raised and it wants to run heritage trains between Leek and Stoke when the line reopens.
For more details visit the Churnet Valley Railway’s website at www. churnet-valley-railway.co.uk