Western Locomotive Association

Become a WLA Working Member...!

The WLA is never short of work to do - whether it's on the locomotives themselves, or on-site within our workshop at Bridgnorth or within Kidderminster TMD. And there is no shortage of work depending on your skill level - from simple cleaning, scraping metal & painting, to high level engineering, with engine or safety critical work involving complex brake systems, bogie work or electrics.

To become a Working Member, you must be a fully paid-up member of the WLA and you must also be a member of the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) for insurance purposes. You must also register with the SVR’s Volunteer Liaison Office (VLO) and undertake an induction course with other members who wish to become a Working Member on the SVR.

"I can thoroughly recommend it! WLA are a friendly, welcoming group and there's always something to do!" Sally Sheldon

"There's always something that needs cleaning, scraping or painting, so you don't need technical experience to become a member of this friendly and enthusiastic group" Paul Northcott

"Joining an established group of people in any organisation can be daunting at first, but don't worry! The WLA made me most welcome from the outset, you will learn new skills and be encouraged to put the exsiting ones to good use. I have made many new friends since joining the team and always thanked for my contribution no matter how big or small. Come and join us!" Mike Tromans

"No matter what your skills, the most important thing you can give, is your time!" Marty Kent

To become a Member of the Severn Valley Railway, please CLICK HERE

To register with the SVR's Liaison Office (VLO), please CLICK HERE

To become a Member of the Western Locomotive Association, please CLICK HERE

If you just wish to do just one or two days’ work with an existing WLA Working Member then, that is acceptable, so long as you work under supervision. People below the age of 18 may also help as a Working Member but must be closely supervised by their responsible person and not undertake safety critical work, which can only be carried out by competent, skilled people.

Before becoming a Working Member, we request that you read our Guidance Notes for Volunteers - please CLICK HERE

Still like to Volunteer?!

If you are a Member of the SVR and WLA and that you have read our Guidance Notes for Volunteers, please complete the following form and we'll be in touch with you asap!

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The WESTERN LOCOMOTIVE ASSOCIATION is a company limited by guarantee - Registered No: 3873466
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