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How you can help us with ongoing support:


The West Lancs Letter

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If you would like to support the Railway, we would love you to be a member!

As well as free rides, members receive our twice-yearly journal Short Axle, and other occasional publications, and can join in with a wide variety of activities. 

The Railway is governed by 10 elected 

Trustees, each with a different role. Members can vote at general meetings and have a say in the running of the Railway. Adult, family and junior membership is available, also life membership.

To join online, click here. Or you can click here for a membership form to download and print. Fill in the relevant parts and post it to the address given, or hand it in to the shop.



Get involved in running a unique heritage steam railway! We have no paid staff, all our workforce give their time to operate and maintain the Railway.

Our activities include train operation, engineering, woodworking, painting, track work, catering, admin and shop sales. No experience is necessary, as training will be given as required.​

If you would like to help, come along on any Thursday or Sunday afternoon to see what we do, or contact us here.

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