The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway is unique in English railway history. As a registered charity we depend on contributions to keep the museum open and trains running. Our current rolling stock needs constant maintenance and our restoration programme includes freight and passenger vehicles. We are also restoring our own steam locomotive Hudswell, Clarke No. 1604. In January 2017 we have finally received planning permission to extend our railway to more than double its current length to a new destination to be called Aspall Halt.
Become a volunteer
Being a member also qualifies you to become a ‘Middy’ volunteer. The railway is staffed by volunteers from all walks of life and of all ages, and is lead by a volunteer board of trustees. There are various departments at the MSLR, from carriage and wagon and locomotives to press and publicity and general administration, all of which are always eager to accept new volunteers.
You don’t need any prior experience to become a volunteer as any training required can be given on site. Some roles need a bit more training than others (some also have minimum/maximum age limits), but as long as you are fit and healthy there is nothing to stop you giving anything a try!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email Leslie Budd at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form.
Necessary training will be given, but please provide below any other relevant information, including potential availability, background, skills and any previous volunteer experience (railway or other).
Being a member entitles you to discounted entry to the museum on most operating and non-operating open days. You’ll also receive four free copies of our quarterly magazine Making Tracks, keeping you up to date with all the latest developments at Brockford. Please download and complete our membership form and post it to our membership secretary at Brockford Station if you would like to join.
Membership fees 2017: Adult – £12; Double Adult – £16; Family – £20; Child (under 18) – £5
We also offer Life Membership: Adult – £200.00, Senior Citizen – £100.00
Membership form PDF – MSLR Membership form