Scottish Railway Preservation Society Collections pages


SRPS is an independent museum and a charity. We depend on volunteers to operate the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, to undertake conservation and restoration of a large and diverse collection of railway objects (of which the most challenging and rewarding may be the large and working examples), and to do the vital backroom tasks necessary to run the organisation.

The future of the collection depends absolutely on our members and volunteers. We do need skilled and knowledgeable people, but even more we need enthusiastic people. In return for volunteer time, we will provide training and knowledge.

We invite you to join us. The following link will take you directly to the Membership Information Page and Membership Application Form on the SRPS main website.

Members may offer additional support by offering their time. Here is a list of jobs for which we need volunteers. Where will you fit in?

Museum Caretakers Site Guides
  Booking Office Clerks Telephone receptionists
  Station Porters Station Master
  Shop assistants Model railway operators
  Collection cataloguing assistants Collection research assistants
  Collection conservators Exhibition planners
  Collection curators Website developers
  Special Events Assistants Train operating officers
  Locomotive cleaners Locomotive firemen
  Locomotive secondmen Locomotive drivers
  Guards Shunters
  Signalmen Linesmen
  Track workers Mechanical fitters (steam)
  Electricians Mechanical fitters (diesel)
  Turners Welders
  Tinsmiths Joiners
  Coach builders Civil engineers
  Mechanical engineers Electrical engineers
  Painters Sign writers
  Project planners Project managers
  Architects Quantity Surveyors
  GardenersVegetation clearers
 Fence builders Railtour organisers
 Railtour stewards Railtour catering staff

Please note that references to "men" in this list include "women". Much railway terminology dates from the 19th century, and even in the 20th century when women knew their place (except when it mattered, such as in two Wars). We positively welcome female volunteers.