The current membership of the South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society is around 300 with many of those members interested in finding out more about the railway, keeping in touch with progress and giving us their general support – all of which is welcomed.
A smaller number of members, typically about 50 in number, are able to support us in a more practical way by becoming active volunteers carrying out a range of functions in support of running a tourist railway. This includes train operating duties, such as guards, signalperson, steam locomotive crew and diesel drivers, assisting with locomotive and rolling stock maintenance and restoration, track laying and maintenance, catering, working in the shop and fund raising – in fact every imaginable role which is needed to ensure both the safe operation of the railway and that our visitors have a first class experience when they come to visit us.
There is always something that you could do to help the railway and new members, especially as active volunteers, are always welcome at any time during the year. Training will be provided to all volunteers for the duty they wish to perform. You can spend as much time or as little time volunteering as you wish. If you are interested in assisting with any of the above tasks on the railway, please email one of the contact list at the bottom of this page or pop in for a casual chat when we are open.
Membership application forms can be downloaded here. All you need to do is print, complete and post it to the address shown on the form, or hand it to the booking clerk in the Railway Shop at Alston Station.
South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society Membership Fees are payable from the 1st January of any calendar year and are shown below. New members joining after 1st October will be credited with membership to the end of the following year.
Annual subscription, full rate – £22.00
Annual subscription, reduced rate¹ – £16.00
Junior Associate Membership (Under 18 years)² – £16.00
1 Reduced rate applies to members aged 60 or over and to all members (aged 18 and over) living at the same address as a member paying the equivalent full rate.
2 Junior Associate membership is available to those below the age of 18 years. They do not have the right to vote at the Society’s Annual General Meeting or at any Special General Meetings.