We are a private company, limited by shares and as such we cannot advertise our shares for general sale.
Anyone who is interested in joining us is most welcome to contact the Company Secretary who will be delighted to give full details of share purchase.
What we can say is that one of the benefits that shareholders enjoy is the opportunity to get their hands on the regulator of “their” locomotive – we hold drive and fire days when we do the work of the driver and fireman (under their supervision of course) – the photo below was taken on our day in March 2016
As well as getting a turn on the footplate we arranged a photo shoot as well – and as an added bonus on the day, the first “gold” member of Club 3850 was enjoying his helicopter flight and filming us. We also hold members days to get behind the scenes and see the work progressing on the overhaul and restoration jobs.
We are always keen to welcome volunteers who wish to work on our locos – experience is not essential – only enthusiasm! Obviously, engineering skills are of great use but we have many unskilled tasks as well (our working members include an accountant, army officer, civil servant, health and safety manager, surveyor, window cleaner as well as engineers and machinists)
Our working parties are normally every weekend at either our site near Evesham or at Toddington on the GWSR (volunteers wishing to work at Toddington have to join the GWSR to comply with insurance requirements – full details can be found on their website www.gwsr.com ).
If you would like to join us for exercise and good company please contact our volunteer co-ordinator, Martin Ginger