Become a member of the

West Lancashire Light Railway!

If you would like to support the railway, we would love you to become a member.


As well as free rides, members receive our periodical Short Axle and other occasional publications, and can participate in a wide variety of activities on the Railway.


Click here for an application form, which you can download and print (right-click on the form and choose Save as...).


Please fill in all the relevant parts and send to the address indicated.

We have no paid staff, all our workforce give their time to operate and maintain the railway.


If you would like to help preserve part of our industrial railway heritage, come along on a Sunday afternoon or a Thursday evening to see what we do.

We have a wide range of activities, including:


Train operation (driving, firing and guarding)

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering




Shop sales

We are a fairly small organisation, so new volunteers can quickly get to know us and start making a useful contribution. No experience is necessary, as training will be given as required.

And whether or not you become a member, don't forget that you can keep in touch with all the news at the Railway by subscribing to our newsletter.

We look forward to meeting you!

West Lancashire Light Railway, Station Rd, Hesketh Bank, nr Preston PR4 6SP     

    Phone 01772 815 881