2019 MEMBERSHIP - Join us Today
Click on one of the memberships above to download the form.
Please send your cheque “payable to Ribble Steam Railway” and a stamped self addressed envelope to RSR Membership Secretary, Ribble Steam Railway, Chain Caul Road, Preston, PR2 2PD
Alternatively Cash/Card transactions can be made via the Museum Shop, on our open or volunteering days.
Your continued commitment enables our heritage railway to grow and flourish.
Keeping our heritage railway alive and well for future generations.
Our Railway developed from a handful of enthusiasts clubbing together to buy a few industrial engines that were fast disappearing nearly 40 years ago, to what you see today. It is then you realise just what has been achieved by volunteers from virtually nothing. The expansion places ever increasing pressures on the volunteers involved with locomotive, carriage and wagon restoration and maintenance, building and track work, signalling, operating the trains and, of course, a key source of income for the railway – the shop.
There are many volunteer members in the background doing rather less glamorous jobs. Perhaps lighting up an engine at 6am, humping sleepers and rails around, scraping the rust off an old wagon, or cleaning the toilets. It is on these people that the railway is totally dependent for its continued viability. All the volunteers have to be trained, and periodically examined, to ensure the safe operation of the railway. It can be a dangerous environment so the safety of its volunteers and our visitors is paramount. Volunteers are not necessarily from a railway background.
There is a lot fun to be had in volunteering. The railway offers good camaraderie, light hearted banter and plenty of tea drinking. Building friendships is so much easier with a common interest in the world of railways. There is great joy to be had in volunteering. If you have some spare leisure time why not give it a try? Whatever you skills (or not) your local heritage railway needs you!
Download your Ribble Steam Railway Membership Application
Your 2019 RSR Membership is valid until December 2019 – Membership rates have remained the same for the seventh year running.
Get Involved! Did you know you can volunteer as a working member? It is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and give back something back. You could join our Front of House team to work with visitors in the museum, cafe, shop and education. What about training to be a Guard, Fireman and Driving? We have many roles behind the scenes restoring our locomotives and carriages and keeping our trains operational. We are always looking for people to help out. See the volunteers page for more information about becoming a working member and talk to Director Alison Pinch, or Front of House Manager Maisy Davies.
Stay With Us
Time to Renew Your Membership? Please send your old membership card together with a cheque “payable to Ribble Steam Railway” and a stamped self addressed envelope to: RSR Membership Secretary, Ribble Steam Railway, Chain Caul Road, Preston, PR2 2PD Alternatively Cash/Card transactions can be made via the Museum Shop, on our open or volunteering days. Thank you for your support.
Time to relax? Please come for a visit and enjoy a train ride, your membership card entitles you to half price admission on most operating days*. Life members enjoy free admission at all times, except Santa Special Weekends only. *Santa Specials and some special events days are excluded from this benefit.