Made any New Years Resolutions for 2016? How about a resolution to pick up a new hobby?

The Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway is maintained and operated entirely by volunteers and we’re always on the look-out for more help.

You don’t even need to be a real ‘rail-buff’ either, but if you’ve a passion for restoration work or helping run a business there there’s bound to be something that’ll interest you – whatever your background or skills. It also looks great on your CV.

We are also very keen to recruit people interested in joinery and woodwork who can join our carriage team – with a bit more help we could get all three carriages currently in the restoration workshops completed *this year*, and that would be a fantastic achievement.

But there’s also trackwork, mechanical engineering, fundraising, all sorts of disciplines.

Our volunteering days are usually Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, there’s no set hours or minimum days requirement.