Become a Part of Us
There are two main ways people can join the railway and become a part of us, either by buying Shares in the Company or becoming a working volunteer.
The Churnet Valley Railway is it's own Public Limited Company, owned by Shareholders. Opportunities exist to buy shares in the Railway that come with a series of benefits and incentives depending upon the amount of shares purchased. The CVR is one of only a handful or preserved railways to be totally owned outright an not leased or rented from a local authority. If you're interested in becoming a shareholder, or would like further information please take a look at our "Become a Shareholder" page.
If you don't wish to purchase shares, but are interested in getting involved physically you could become a member of the North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd and join one of our many volunteer departments. Whether you can give one afternoon a month or a couple of days per week, all are made welcome in whichever department you choose to join. Volunteering can bring a fresh and new interest to your life, regardless of age, sex or ability. The CVR relies upon the efforts and enthusiasm of its volunteers to enable the railway to provide a train service. You don't need to know anything about railways, as trainings and lots of encouragement will be given along your journey as a volunteer. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, or would like further information please take a look at our "Become a Volunteer" page.