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Join Us


Please help support the Vale of Berkeley Railway by joining as a member. Your subscription and any donation you make will help the railway both financially and when we’re applying for suitable grants.

Benefits of Membership include:

  • Quarterly colour magazine

  • Access to talks and other events

  • The opportunity to work as a volunteer at the VoBR

  • Helping to support an exciting new Heritage Railway

Vale of Berkeley mug and a cafetiere of coffee
A Vangard locomotive and two volunteers from the VoBR

Volunteer with us

We offer opportunities for people from all walks of life to help restore the Sharpness Branch line. It's a great way to learn lots of new skills or develop existing ones in a fun, friendly and enjoyable environment.

With Phase 1 now underway, we need an increasing number of volunteers to help with all of the different aspects of the heritage project.  We are especially keen to welcome members from the local community and encourage them to join us.  To volunteer you need to join as a member.  

Volunteer activities

  • Engineering and Machining

  • Woodworking

  • Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Refurbishment

  • Museum Artefact Refurbishment & Cataloguing

  • Signal & Telegraph

  • Permanent Way (Track)

  • Public Events Support

  • Marketing and Fundraising

  • Planning Application

  • Finance

  • Legal

  • Project Management

  • Administration

  • Facilities maintenance

  • Ecology

Volunteers clearing undergrowth at Oldminster Sidings

Events 2023

We are attending the following events, come along and meet us at our stand.

18 - 19/03/2023            Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway Gala – our Pacer 612 is operating


01/04/2023                    Thornbury Easter Table Top Sale  10:00 – 12:30

                                        Thornbury Methodist Church Hall, High St., BS35 2AQ

28 - 30/04/2023            2023 Bristol Model Railway Exhibition

                                        Thornbury Leisure Centre, 10:00 – 12:30


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