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The first week of June is National Volunteering Week – and as Elsecar Heritage Railway is run by a 100% voluntary team it is a cause to celebrate all our volunteers.

Volunteering at Elsecar is a great way to learn new skills, make new friends and go on new adventures. We have roles available from engine drivers to office administration – so if you are able to help, we’d love to hear from you!

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Historic signing of a Memorandum of understanding with the Friends of Hemmingfield Colliery

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The Hull & Barnsley Railway Stock Fund's coach number 1 took to the sky in March 2017 as it was lifted into a new site at Elsecar Heritage Railway to continue its restoration. The coach was at the back of the Elsecar yard and most visitors did not realise its importance. Now the coach has a more prominant new home adjacent to the Elsecar platform, a much better location both for the Hull & Barnsley Team working on the coach and for visitors to view their work.

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David Blench, from Sheffield,  is a student at Sheffield Hallam University studying for a degree in Illustration.   David's work tends to focus on railway matters, but he also enjoys drawing wildlife, especially birds, and diversifies into political commentary in cartoon form.

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Elsecar Heritage Railway asked the University of Sheffield to help us with expanding the vision for our business.   We were allocated a great team from the Sheffield School of Architecture.  Their passion, enthusiasm, creative energy, team work and fantastic media and presentation skills brought us a result far exceeding our expectations.

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