Position: Full-time

Closing Date: 17 February 2024

Contact: Sam Eastaugh HR Administrator

Contact Email: [email protected]


Permanent Way – Trackman

Published: 25 January 2024

The West Somerset Railway (WSR) is one of Britain’s leading heritage railways. It operates preserved steam and diesel trains between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead to a timetabled service between April and October supplemented by Galas and Special events.
The PLC employs a small number of paid staff and together with the supporting organisations on the WSR, has over 900 volunteers.

We are currently recruiting for a full-time paid position within our Infrastructure Team
Permanent Way – Trackman

The successful applicant will undertake inspections, maintenance, repairs and renewal works as directed on the company’s permanent way, track, platforms, buildings, bridges, culverts, drains, ditches, fences, roadways and paths to ensure the continued safe operation of the railways infrastructure.
For an application pack or to arrange an informal discussion prior to application,

please contact: Sam Eastaugh, HR Administrator on 01643 704996, e-mail: [email protected]

Become a Volunteer

Volunteering your time to help the Railway - Preserving the Past for the Future.

There are around 800 active volunteers whose contribution help makes the West Somerset Railway ‘tick’. Indeed, without their considerable input the West Somerset Railway would probably cease to tick! Volunteers are able to assist (subject to undertaking a training programme and passing a medical in some cases) in all aspects of the WSR, and their contribution is absolutely vital towards ensuring the success and future growth of the Railway. On any given day, the footplate crew, guard, ticket inspector, booking clerk, stationmaster, track worker, buffet car steward - and many, many more are likely to be volunteers.