Full steam ahead for railway recruitment day

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An Angus tourist attraction will be hosting a volunteer recruitment day this weekend.

The Caledonian Railway will welcome potential new volunteers through the doors of its Victorian station at Brechin on Saturday, August 18 from 10.30 am.

As well as having the chance to speak with existing staff about the opportunities which exist, the new recruits can view displays showing examples of the type of restoration work carried out at the railway.

“The Caledonian Railway is run entirely by volunteers and we are very lucky to have such a dedicated and hard working team,” said railway engineering director Steve Pegg.

“However, we’re always looking for new blood to help us operate and maintain our collection of historic locomotives and rolling stock.

“You don’t have to be a trainspotter or have any specialist engineering skills to join us.

“There are many different roles available around the railway and I’d urge anyone interested in helping out to come along to Brechin station and see what they can do.”

Steve continued: “Railway preservation is a rewarding hobby.” Steve continued.

“Volunteering at a railway can give you valuable work experience and is a great addition to your CV.

“By joining us you could learn new skills, meet new people and perhaps even achieve a childhood dream such as becoming an engine driver.”

The day will also feature short talks by existing volunteers at 11 am, 12.30 pm, 2 pm and 3.30 pm.

These are timed to allow visitors to take a return train trip to Bridge of Dun before or after, to see for themselves what the team has already achieved.

For more information, please visit www.caledonianrailway.com, www.facebook.com/TheCaledonianRailway, telephone 07811 808454 or 01821 642456.