Operations Department - Passenger Guard - Stephenson Steam Railway

Guards are responsible for the safe operation of the train and everybody on it.

The guard conducts a thorough Fitness to run examination of the coaching stock before spending the day dispatching trains, looking after passengers and assisting in shunting duties.

There's also a lot of whistling and flag-waving involved too!

Sundays and extra days on bank holiday and school holiday.


Guards training teaches individuals how to operate points, shunt, look after passengers and examine coaching stock.

The minimum age for a Guard is 18.


  • Age restrictions
    Over 18's
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 24/04/2023

End Date: 01/04/2025

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Evening No No No No No No No


Stephenson Steam Railway,
Middle Engine Lane
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE29 8DX

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